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In recent years, state board of education members from across the country have expressed a growing concern about what lies ahead for students after high school. Are they prepared for postsecondary education? The world of work? To participate in a democracy? To be engaged members of a community? To navigate financial decisions? In short, are they prepared for life?

This report details the Career Readiness Study Group’s recommendations for how state boards of education can begin to explore, expand, and enhance career readiness efforts in their states as part of the broader effort to ensure students are prepared for college, careers, and civic life.


Bolstering the Second C in College and Career Ready





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