From the Washington Post – After years of focusing on getting kids into four-year colleges, Maryland’s largest school system should redesign and ramp up its career programs to keep pace with the changing world of work, a report released Tuesday said.

Montgomery County has created “a clear and commendable culture of high expectations” in its public schools, but career preparation “has been marginalized as a priority, sometimes being inaccurately perceived as the antithesis of the college-going culture,” the analysis by the Bethesda consulting firm Education Strategy Group found.

Presented to the school board Tuesday, the report recommended a string of changes, starting with a new vision for career readiness and more meaningful collaboration with key employers.

Read the full article at: https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/report-urges-major-changes-in-career-education-at-maryland-school-system/2017/09/12/61d269c2-9747-11e7-b569-3360011663b4_story.html