ERIC Number: ED483213
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Preparing America's Future. High School Initiative: Building High Schools Around the 21st-Century Teen
US Department of Education
Today?s youths face enormous challenges: a world where most jobs require higher levels of reading, communication, math, and problem-solving skills than ever before and a world where high-skill jobs require higher levels of education and training beyond high school than in the past. Educators across America are working to create high schools that will prepare today?s students for the complexities of 21st-century life, for further education, and for careers. The U.S. Department of Education?s Preparing America?s Future High School Initiative (PAF-HSI) signifies our dedication to helping educators meet these challenges for all students. This brief brochure discusses PAF-HSI and explains its primary components. The following sections are included: The Challenge; The Promise; The New Vision; Joining a Movement for America?s Youths; and The High School Initiative in Action.
Descriptors: High Schools, Secondary Education, Job Skills, High School Students, Relevance (Education), Education Work Relationship, Career Education, College Bound Students, Federal Programs
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Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: High Schools; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
Sponsor: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A