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ERIC Number: ED571635
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jan
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
More than One C: Educating Students to Be Ready for Careers and College. Policy Brief
Thier, Michael; Beach, Paul; Lench, Sarah Collins; Austin, Ellie; Coleman, Matt
Educational Policy Improvement Center
This policy brief discusses the United State's bias toward college-going as the gold standard and how to counteract that singular mode of thinking. The Educational Policy Improvement Center (EPIC) outlines why definitions of K-12 success should balance an emphasis on each C (college and career). EPIC also shows the related pitfalls of districts failing to attend to the issues that are most salient for their communities. To avoid those dangers, EPIC recommends democratizing postsecondary pathway access to ensure equity, localizing districts' definitions of success to suit community needs, and personalizing educational experiences so students can become ready on their own terms.
Educational Policy Improvement Center. 720 East 13th Avenue Suite 203, Eugene, OR 97401. Tel: 877-766-2279; Tel: 541- 246-2600; Fax: 541-346-6145; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Postsecondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors (RPA), California Education Policy Fund (CEPF)
Authoring Institution: Educational Policy Improvement Center (EPIC)
Identifiers - Location: California