President Obama announced a $100-million grant competition on Tuesday to encourage educators and executives to come together to let students earn college and industry credentials while still in high school.
Redesigned, tech-focused schools would produce students “better equipped for the demands of a high-tech economy,” the president said as he announced the new program, called Youth CareerConnect.
Existing career-training schools are widely credited with preparing students for jobs and improving college-completion rates. But they’re not for everyone. Some educators worry, for instance, that the schools channel students too early into narrow technical fields, rather than offering them a broad education. <Read more.>