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The Institute on Education and Economy cites in their report, "School-to-Work: Making a Difference in Education," effective ways in which to assess the impact of focusing high school more on preparing for jobs than preparing for college for some students.

Do School-to-work programs reduce drop-out rates and increase the likelihood of college enrollment? Some researchers think so. However, research has not yet been able to show a relation between these programs and higher test scores.

The Institute on Education and Economy cites in their report, "School-to-Work: Making a Difference in Education," effective ways in which to assess the impact of focusing high school more on preparing for jobs than preparing for college for some students. A section of this study describes examples in which job-conscious students who joined a career-oriented program took more rigorous courses.

For more on the IEE see the March edition of Inside TC.

The article, entitled "School Eye Job Readiness" appeared in the April 11th edition of the Washington Post .

When possible, the News Bureau provides a link to article summaries, a link is always provided to the online source. Not all online sources archive information and some charge a fee for older material.

Published Tuesday, Sep. 18, 2001

Schools Eye Job Readiness

Do School-to-work programs reduce drop-out rates and increase the likelihood of college enrollment? Some researchers think so. However, research has not yet been able to show a relation between these programs and higher test scores.

The Institute on Education and Economy cites in their report, "School-to-Work: Making a Difference in Education," effective ways in which to assess the impact of focusing high school more on preparing for jobs than preparing for college for some students. A section of this study describes examples in which job-conscious students who joined a career-oriented program took more rigorous courses.

For more on the IEE see the March edition of Inside TC.

The article, entitled "School Eye Job Readiness" appeared in the April 11th edition of the Washington Post .

When possible, the News Bureau provides a link to article summaries, a link is always provided to the online source. Not all online sources archive information and some charge a fee for older material.

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