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Ready for the Real World?

College and career readiness has long been an aspirational focus of schools. But with so much variability in students’ postsecondary options and pathways, that preparation can be a tall and continually shifting task. This issue will examine how educators can better support students in navigating a multilayered system of postsecondary choices and directions, including through college preparation; career and technical education (including STEM-focused programs); apprenticeships and internships; and financial and vocational information programs. Although focused on secondary education, this issue will also look at P–16 or P–20 models. In what ways does education need to change to prepare young people today for their futures?

Submissions Deadline: December 1, 2021

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