College isn’t the right fit for everyone, and apprenticeships offer wonderful opportunities for students to train toward a specific career and earn money while doing so.
Lesson Plan Guide: Diary of a Senior - Big discovery
The Elementary and Secondary Education Act re-authorized by President Obama’s administration in March 2010 includes revisions aim to have all diploma-earning students properly “college- and career-ready” by the year 2020. This article explains some of the possible meanings of that goal.
Lesson Plan Guide: Apprenticeship - The other 4-year degree
Lesson Plan Guide: Getting on the Right Track
"I just feel so out of control sometimes. There is so much pain, and I just need a release.” These are the words of Jason (name changed to protect identity ), a 16-year-old sophomore from a rural town outside of Boise, Idaho. Hiding his arms in the sleeves of a large zippered hoodie, Jason is a cutter. “I’m not trying to kill myself or get attention. I hide my arms so no one sees (the cuts). I don’t think my parents know I do this, but one of my friends does. I’m embarrassed that I do this, but I don’t know how else to feel better.”