Saturday, July 5, 2014

The Quest for Readiness: A Thought Leader Conversation

Don’t miss out on this free conference call and discussion on Wednesday, July 15 from 2:00-3:00 PM EDT that addresses academic and workforce readiness!

Both academic credentials and “non-cognitive” competencies like punctuality, perseverance, and problem-solving are essential to young people graduating from high school and succeeding in college or the workforce. Often, however, young people are not developing these non-cognitive competencies and as a result, are not “ready” for further education or a career.

Join John Gomperts, president & CEO of the America's Promise Alliance; Karen Pittman, CEO and co-founder of the Forum for Youth Investment; and Sean Slade, director of whole child programs at ASCD for a discussion of the latest reflections on these overarching questions:

  • What does it mean to be "ready"?
  • If it takes more than academic competence, what are the other competencies and how do we name, build and measure them?
  • What supports must communities provide to get young people ready?
  • Are schools responsible for the "academic" ones and the community responsible for the rest?
  • What must national, state and local leaders do to create those supports?

Register here.

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