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Hoffman, Nancy – Jobs For the Future, 2016
Jobs for the Future and the Greater Texas Foundation's new report documents an early college program in El Paso, Texas that has enabled over a thousand students to earn a bachelor's degree, and holds lessons for early college advocates and leaders. Texas has been at the forefront of the early college movement since early college--which integrates…
Descriptors: High Schools, Higher Education, Acceleration (Education), Dual Enrollment
Hoffman, Nancy – Jobs For the Future, 2015
In the United States, we tend to assume that young people should become educated and then go to work, as though the two were entirely separate stages of life. This dichotomy blinds us to the fact that work itself can be a powerful means of education-giving students opportunities to apply academic subject matter to real-world problems, and pushing…
Descriptors: Role of Education, Job Skills, Career Development, High Schools
Hoffman, Nancy – Jobs For the Future, 2015
For young people in the United States, whatever their backgrounds, one of the essential purposes of schooling should be to help them develop the knowledge, skills, and competence needed to search for and obtain work that they find at least reasonably satisfying. Our present educational system does precious little to introduce young people to the…
Descriptors: Role of Education, Job Skills, Career Development, High Schools
Hoffman, Nancy – Phi Delta Kappan, 2015
The Swiss model of high school matches students with career employment, jobs, and education. The system offers lessons to how the U.S. might create partnerships between business and education and also make high school more interesting and engaging for students.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High Schools, School Business Relationship, Partnerships in Education
Hoffman, Nancy – Jobs For the Future, 2013
In recent months, several states have altered their high school course requirements in various ways, from creating endorsements within a single diploma to creating new diplomas. These states appear to be making changes for a variety of reasons: to elevate career and technical education; to emphasize STEM fields; to improve the alignment with…
Descriptors: High Schools, Graduation Requirements, Required Courses, High School Students