From Education Dive – In the past, elementary and middle school education generally was designed to provide a good, solid educational foundation, while high school was a time to direct energies toward either a college or a career track of study. While that generally still holds true, career exploration needs to begin even earlier today. The job market is shifting and the types of jobs available in the future will require different resources that demand different educational foundations — which means that higher education institutions as businesses will have to spend more time and resources trying to prove their value in the marketplace not only to potential customers, but also state policymakers that are providing funding.

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