CCL In.Sight., is meant to support local education, business and community leaders in their work by exploring what’s happening in communities and schools across the United States related to Career Connected Learning.  We’ll explore key trends and practices, with a focus on what’s working, what’s promising, and what’s coming down the road.

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Rick Hess, Director of Education Studies for the American Enterprise Institute, is one of the best-known and most prolific voices on education in the country. He has recently started releasing short videos on various hot-button issues in education, which you …

When I first got involved in education, I approached it with the beliefs that a lot of people have outside the system: That it is extremely resistant, and slow, to change. One researcher referred to it as an “earthquake proof …

I’ve been spending a lot of time over the past few months focused on the challenge of introducing work-based learning in rural sites. It’s a difficult issue for a lot of schools: How do you connect students to employers when …

As I talk to educators across the country, I’m surprised by how few have bylaws for their advisory boards. I suppose it shouldn’t actually be a surprise: They’re not generally required by state departments of education, which usually ask only …

We’re Not So Different



In my work with NC3T, I’m very fortunate to be able to work with people in a wide array of roles. In the morning, I might talk with staff members from a state department of education; later that day, with …

A Robotic Simone Biles



I’ve written before on the frightening advances in technology, and how they relate to education and workforce issues. I didn’t think I had anything else to say – that is, until I learned about the following two developments, both from …

The Middle School Dance



When I talk with people about business-education partnerships, one of the analogies I use is that of the middle school dance. When most people picture that dance, they hear the music playing and see the lights down low; they also see an empty …

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