Transition: High School to Career

College and Career Success Through Lifelong Learning Skills

At a time when rigorous content standards and evaluations of teacher and student performance are on the rise, it is especially pertinent and critical to ensure that teachers and education leaders attend to the foundation for learning and working. Education researchers have identified the components of that foundation as a collection of skills commonly referred to as Lifelong Learning Skills.

How Can We Better Equip Students for Life After High School?

Ensuring that all students graduate high school ready for a successful academic life or career has become a national priority. In response, many definitions of college and career readiness have been developed—all with the shared goal of articulating the knowledge and skills students need to succeed in college and careers. 

Beyond High School: Efforts to Improve Postsecondary Transitions Through Linked Learning

On October 9, 2014, The Alliance for Excellent Education hosted a webinar titled “Beyond High School: Efforts to Improve Postsecondary Transitions Through Linked Learning.” The focus of this webinar was to explore and discuss Linked Learning, an educational approach being implemented in select California high schools, and its success in supporting the transition from high school to postsecondary education and careers.

NCAN Conference Series: Building Student Awareness and Business Connections

This is the second in a series of four blog posts from the National College Access Network (NCAN) Conference in Phoenix, Arizona on September 15—17, 2014These posts summarize findings from selected presentations at the NCAN Conference that provide concrete, actionable recommendations for practitioners on the following topics: increasing student awareness of “college match”; increasing STEM awareness and connecting with local businesses; structuring internships to prepare students for the workforce; and supporting first-generation college students.

Scaling and Sustaining Career Pathways

A career pathway approach connects progressive levels of education, training, support services, and credentials for specific occupations in a way that optimizes the progress and success of individuals with varying levels of abilities and needs. This approach helps people earn marketable credentials, engage in further education and employment, and achieve economic success.

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