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Jackson, Iesha; Knight-Manuel, Michelle – Journal of Teacher Education, 2019
This study is based on an initiative for increasing college and career readiness for Black and Latino male high school students in New York City. From data that include 58 total hours of participant observations from 24 educators of color, written documentation from culturally relevant education--professional development (CRE-PD) activities, and…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, Hispanic American Students, African American Students
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Paolini, Allison C. – Journal of School Counseling, 2019
This article describes the pivotal role that school counselors play in preparing and helping students feel prepared and equipped to enter the workforce upon graduation. This brief commentary addresses the necessity for school counselors to work collaboratively with their students, so they are knowledgeable about college and career exploration. In…
Descriptors: School Counselors, College Readiness, Career Readiness, High School Students
Mokher, Christine G.; Rosenbaum, James E.; Gable, Alexis; Ahearn, Caitlin; Jacobson, Louis – Phi Delta Kappan, 2019
Florida's College and Career Readiness Initiative (FCCRI) required schools to administer a community college placement test to 11th-grade students and enroll students who did not pass in a college readiness course. Christine Mokher, James Rosenbaum, Alexis Gable, Caitlin Ahearn, and Louis Jacobson surveyed teachers of the course and found that,…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, High School Students, Grade 11
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Malin, Joel R.; Hackmann, Donald G. – Educational Administration Quarterly, 2019
Purpose: This study analyzed leadership structures, processes, and practices that have enabled and constrained an ambitious career and college readiness reform within an urban school district. It was designed to discern how leaders worked across cross-sector boundaries to support district-wide high school career academy implementation. Research…
Descriptors: High Schools, Career Academies, Urban Schools, School Districts
Alvarado, Marty; Vargas, Joel – Jobs for the Future, 2019
State reforms and philanthropic investments seeking to improve public education in California have made substantial changes in recent years--from what students learn and how they learn it to how schools are funded and evaluated. Most efforts have focused on one level at a time, either K-12 schools, community colleges, or four-year postsecondary…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Leadership Effectiveness, Leadership Qualities, Academic Achievement
McCrone, Tami; White, Richard; Kettlewell, Kelly; Sims, David; Rush, Chloe – National Foundation for Educational Research, 2019
The overall aim of this two-year study is to understand effective practice and lessons learned from approaches to curriculum design and employer engagement by University Technical Colleges (UTCs). Researchers used a case-study methodology supplemented with management information and a survey of UTC students' views. Key findings include: (1)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Active Learning, Student Projects, Curriculum Development
Bertrand, Marianne; Mogstad, Magne; Mountjoy, Jack – National Bureau of Economic Research, 2019
High school vocational education has a controversial history in the United States, largely due to a perceived tradeoff between teaching readily deployable occupational skills versus shunting mostly disadvantaged students away from the educational and career flexibility afforded by general academic courses. We study the effects of a nationwide high…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, High School Students, Job Skills
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Mack, Lori C.; Halic, Olivia; Burd, Emma – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2019
The Career-related Programme (CP) is an innovative education programme by the International Baccalaureate (IB). Designed to promote college and career readiness equally in the last two years of high school, the CP combines rigorous university preparatory coursework with targeted career-related studies. This study examines the patterns of higher…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, College Bound Students, College Readiness, Career Readiness
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Hendon, Tori; Hainline, Mark S.; Burris, Scott; Ulmer, Jonathan D.; Ritz, Rudy A. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
The profession of agricultural education is experiencing shortages across the nation. Texas is critically impacted due to the renewed emphasis of career and technical education. This leads to questions about the preparedness of recent college graduates to handle the demands placed upon agricultural educators. Starting in 2012, Texas Tech…
Descriptors: High School Teachers, Cooperating Teachers, Agricultural Education, Student Teachers
Schneider, Constance B. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This study was designed to explore how secondary school counselors affect the entrance of African American students into higher education based on counselor beliefs. Minimizing and understanding barriers to postsecondary access is critical in closing the achievement gap for underrepresented African American students. Gaps in enrollment is often…
Descriptors: Counseling Effectiveness, School Counselors, Disproportionate Representation, African American Students
Colihan, Christine E. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This Executive Leadership Portfolio (ELP) represents purposeful, professional development that supports teachers and students as they implement Hodgson Vocational Technical High School's instructional focus called CREST. CREST is an acronym that signifies Collaborative learning, Risk-free environment, Essential questions, Summarizing strategies…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Vocational High Schools, Secondary School Teachers, Communities of Practice
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Morgan, T. Lee; Zakhem, Diana; Cooper, Wendy Loloff – Education Sciences, 2018
Educators and policymakers are keenly aware of the need to prepare students to compete in an increasingly global society. It is widely accepted that a high school diploma is not sufficient and that secondary schools have a responsibility to prepare students to be college and career ready. This study examined participation in a rigorous secondary…
Descriptors: College Preparation, Career Readiness, College Readiness, Secondary School Curriculum
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Hackmann, Donald G.; Malin, Joel R.; Gilley, Donna – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2018
Career academies promote smaller learning communities within high schools, creating personalized learning environments while promoting students' readiness for college and careers. After describing the career academy structure, we present four research-based aspects that can assist school leaders and teachers in developing and implementing…
Descriptors: Career Academies, College Readiness, Career Readiness, Educational Change
Zinth, Jennifer – Education Commission of the States, 2018
This Special Report outlines state-level policy components that help ensure work-based learning opportunities for high school students are well-coordinated, broadly accessible, aligned to state or regional workforce demands, and of high quality.
Descriptors: State Policy, Educational Policy, Work Experience Programs, High School Students
Villavicencio, Adriana; Klevan, Sarah; Kemple, James – Research Alliance for New York City Schools, 2018
The Expanded Success Initiative (ESI) evaluation was designed with two overlapping and interacting components: (1) a study of the initiative's implementation in the participating high schools; and (2) a study of its impact on student experiences and other outcomes. As the document of record evaluating an important, large-scale initiative, this…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, African American Students, Hispanic American Students
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