Spring 2011

Student Preparedness

Suggested Reading

Suggested Reading

Student Preparedness
Education, What are we Talking About?

Jenifer Fox

In this article published online in HuffPost Education, Jenifer Fox provides a walk through the history of education as both a tool for understanding today’s classroom, but also to encourage parents to understand more about the possibilities in education today.

From There to Here: The Road to Reform of American High Schools

U.S. Department of Education

This article provides a historical look at how the purpose and expectations of the education system have changed over centuries. It explores the challenges of greater demands for student achievement, an increased immigrant population, and questions about what is needed to achieve results.

Pathways to Prosperity: Meeting the Challenges of Preparing Young Americans for the 21st Century

Harvard Graduate School of Education

An in-depth look at the challenges facing American education, including the signs that the U.S. might be failing to prepare its youth for the global future, the gap in both educational attainment and skills of today’s youth, and the challenge for young adults to find work.

All Students are Ready for Success in College, Career, and Life

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

This report explores in-depth the importance of preparing students for life after high school regardless of their chosen next path. The report outlines the barriers students face and includes five case studies.

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