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  • College and Career Readiness: Definition for the 21st Century

    What does it mean to be "college and career ready"? Why have 21st century skills become such a focus for educators, parents, employers and policy makers? The world has changed, and the educational experience hasn’t kept pace with the demands in a competitive, knowledge-based, technology-driven society.Read More
  • The Importance of Career Readiness in Our Classrooms

    If projected college enrollment numbers remain the same over the next several years, over 1 million students will graduate from high school each year without a desire or a plan to enroll in college. As educators, what steps are we taking to prepare these students for a stable career?Read More
  • What are Common Core State Standards?

    The Common Core State Standards Initiative, more commonly called “The Common Core,” has ignited a national conversation about educational standards in the United States. After several years of development, a final version of the Common Core State Standards for English language arts/literacy and mathematics has been adopted by 40+ states and implementation has begun across the country.Read More