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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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 …

ORIGINALLY POSTED OCTOBER 2018 In many, maybe even most cases, partnerships are made as verbal agreements and sealed with a handshake. That’s not surprising: partnerships are built on trust, with both sides operating with good intentions and in good faith. …

Barry White, Part Two



In my last post, I shared a bit of information on the life of renowned singer Barry White, and how it exemplified the importance of caring adults in the life of young people. I thought I was done with Barry …

One of my all-time favorite singers is Barry White. If he’s before your time, I’ll just note that he ushered in the Disco era of the 70’s, and was one of the world’s best-selling artists of all time. He had …

As you may know from my book The Power and Promise of Pathways and our work in pathways, I recommend that leaders at the state and local levels pay attention to six complementary factors in creating a pathways system: Identify …

I have long maintained that advisory boards are the single most powerful partnership model available. If you can build a strong board, everything else you do, inside and outside the classroom, will be much, much easier. Unfortunately, strong advisory boards …

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