Bridging the knowledge gaps between P-12 and higher education, and higher education and the workforce, requires improving communication between the various sectors and agreeing upon common definitions for terms such as “college ready” and “work ready.” Profiles include examples of high-quality curriculum, teacher and leader retention, renewal and professional development, student remediation, internships, dual enrollment, and research experiences.
July 19th, 2011
More than ever, the nation needs college-educated graduates to fill our high-demand jobs, yet projections show we are facing shortages in many high-demand fields. These shortages are particularly acute in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) disciplines. If the nation continues on this trajectory, there will not be enough workers to fill the projected 17 percent increase in STEM jobs over the next decade. ...More