Video: Education Experts on Why We Must Reimagine Schools & Career Development to Prepare Students for a New Economy

The 74 & the Progressive Policy Institute recently hosted a special web discussion on “the rising importance & popularity of youth career development”

The American workforce is changing fast. And our schools must move swiftly to change with it.

The modern economy and the education system’s ability to better prepare students with the skills they’ll need for the jobs of the future was the theme of a recent expert panel discussion organized by The 74 and the Progressive Policy Institute. 

Panelists included Maryland state Sen. Jim Rosapepe; Don Fraser, Education Design Lab chief program officer; and Lateefah Durant, vice president, Cityworks DC. The event was moderated by Taylor Maag, PPI’s director of workforce development efforts. You can stream and replay the full conversation right here.

Recent news coverage about schools and preparing students for careers: 

Indianapolis Students Get ‘Leg Up’ On Careers With European-Style Apprenticeships

Irked by Skyrocketing Costs, Fewer Americans See K-12 as Route to Higher Ed

‘Academic Career Plans’ Have Students Exploring Careers as Early as Kindergarten

New Data: Female College Enrollment Drops at Twice the Rate of Male Students

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