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March 24, 2021

Students have made it clear that they want education that is directly relevant to their life and future plans. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated challenges to keep students engaged with learning, but a key to driving student engagement may be in expansion of work-based learning for high school students. Such opportunities are critical for both individual student success and for our immediate and long-term workforce recovery.

What Students Want: Work-based Learning Programs
March 5, 2021

Research shows that today’s students and parents do not have the information and financial planning resources needed to fully explore the many high-quality post-secondary education options available to them. Decision-making is frequently focused on four-year college pathways because they are most prominent in our culture and families do not understand which options lead to careers that make use of students’ interests and aptitudes – or the costs of these programs.

When it comes to planning for the future, high school students and families need tools that explore all possible pathways
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