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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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 …

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 …

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