• ​​​Preparing your students for college and/or a career

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    Success in the workplace begins in elementary and secondary classrooms. However, one study found that 75% of high school graduates don’t feel significantly prepared for college or a career despite graduation rates being at their highest levels since 2010. Another study found more than one-third of young professionals do not feel emotionally or behaviorally ready to enter the workforce. These statistics are underscored by the fact that employers are increasingly reporting difficulty finding enough candidates with the necessary technical and soft skills to fill open positions.

    Schools play a critical role in helping students gain the skills needed to pursue higher education or enter a career. Here’s a look at what it means to be college and/or career ready and some strategies for educators that support student success post-graduation.

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  • 4 tips for keeping students on track with learning through the holidays

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    The weeks leading up to the holiday season can be chaotic for educators. Special events commonly planned for this time of year can disrupt a classroom routine, while the frequent multi-day breaks between November and January can interrupt instruction. These factors, combined with student excitement about the holidays, can make the last two months of the calendar year some of the hardest for educational progress.

    Educators can create a solid foundation for continued learning once the holidays are over with careful strategizing and smart solutions. Here are a few ideas that can help students stay on track in their learning journey while enjoying the events and emotions that accompany this time of year.

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