Preparing Students for Success in the 21st Century
Policies that provide information, incentives and access to advanced courses and certifications to prepare students for higher education and the workforce.
Our nation’s failure to educate its students leaves many of them unprepared for the challenges they will face after high school. As a result, students are spending more on college for remedial courses, jobs are left unfilled, and states – and our nation – are losing unrealized economic growth.
To help students reach their full potential, college and career pathway policies can bring purpose to learning by allowing students to earn authenticated skills sets informed by labor market demand and ensuring more rigorous courses are available and incentivized for college bound students.
ExcelinEd promotes comprehensive policies that create college and career pathways to best equip students for the rigors of the college classroom and the labor market. The model includes:
- Increasing students’ access to Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, dual enrollment courses, in-demand, industry certifications and associate degrees during K-12.
- Rewarding schools and teachers for student success in earning college credit and industry certifications tied to labor market demand.
- Informing teachers, parents and students about the multiple options to career success.
Recent College & Career Pathways News and Blogs
- New ExcelinEd Policy Resource Helps States Improve Their Career and Technical Education Programs
- Putting Career and Technical Education to Work for Student Success
- #AskExcelinEd: How do states and schools determine what is a high-quality, industry-recognized credential?
- The Time Is Now: A Review of New America Succeeds Report, “The Age of Agility”
- #AskExcelinEd: How do ExcelinEd’s Innovation policies support learner-centered education?
- 2017 National Summit to Feature Three Sessions on Innovation in Education
- Kentucky Unveils Great New Tool for Bluegrass Residents to Chart Education Paths to Careers
- Governor Hickenlooper Outlines Vision to Prepare Students for Workforce Success
- Helping Louisiana Students Reach Their Potential
- North Carolina Governor Signs Student-Driven Budget