May 30, 2013
Recorded at EWA's 66th National Seminar, "Creativity Counts:
Innovation in Education and the Media," May 2-4, 2013
Traditionally, career and technical education (CTE) has often translated into tracking low-income students into less demanding classes. But with a focus on college and career readiness, a national push is under way to fuse rigorous academics and career training at the high school level. From project-based learning in the sciences to acquiring work-ready skills in targeted industries, a panoply of initiatives aim to equip students—especially those at-risk of falling through the cracks—with the tools to be both employable after graduation and prepared for the demands of postsecondary education.
Moderator: Katy Murphy, Oakland Tribune