Lydia DobynsYou hear it daily — the mantra “college and career ready.” What you don’t hear is consensus on “what” this looks like and “how” we are going to improve the state of play. Recent news from New York state student assessments confirm what many of us know –most high school graduates are not ready to perform college work.Full disclosure here: we are nowhere close to achieving college and career readiness for each and every student in our New Tech schools. However, we are encouraged by data that shows we are making progress towards this audacious goal. Here’s what we believe — when the principles of Deeper Learning are emphasized, students are engaged and responsible for their learning and they thrive with the expectation that they can learn.As my colleague Jim May (School Development Coach) wrote in this thought-provoking and empowering essay, “Thinking Big and Thinking Small”, “College and career readiness means that every graduate of a New Tech school leaves aware, eligible and prepared to pursue post-secondary education or vocational training.”Read the full blog at Huffington Post

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