Happy International Women’s Day
TWEET OF THE WEEK
Today is #InternationalWomensDay – I’m excited about the future for my female students as they make strides through the gender gap in IT! They are strong, and they are not giving up! #BalanceforBetter #IWD19 #chccs @CTEWorks @CHHSAOIT pic.twitter.com/HufkWMGUnZ
— Jennifer Walker (@LearnITWalker) March 8, 2019
ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE WEEK
A new coalition called Level Up launched today in Washington, DC. This collaborative of local, state, and national partners is committed to significantly increasing the number of high school learners prepared for and successfully transitioning to postsecondary education and training programs. Level Up will support state and local K-12 and higher education leaders in jointly developing and executing a postsecondary transition strategy to measurably increase the preparation and success of all learners, with an explicit focus on students of color, first generation learners, and those from low-income families
Learn more about how they will #LevelUpforStudents at www.levelupcoalition.org. Watch the launch event video here.
VIDEO OF THE WEEK
A high quality program of study should include opportunities for learners to gain real-world skills through hands-on, work-based learning experiences such as internships. In this video, Macie Lynch, takes you with her to see what it’s like to be an intern at Hewlett-Packard (HP).
Want to see some of the most powerful, popular and fun International Women’s Day videos from around the world over the years? Check them out here.
RESOURCE OF THE WEEK
Today a new report, Taking Alignment to the Next Level: How K-12 and Higher Education Can Collaborate to Support Student Success, was released today by the Level Up Coalition; a collaborative of local, state, and national partners committed to significantly increasing the number of high school students prepared for and successfully transitioning to postsecondary education and training programs.
The report seeks to highlight the individuals, groups, schools, or regions across the country that have been successful in increasing the number of high school learners prepared for and successfully transitioning to postsecondary education and career training programs. This brief also provides high impact strategies to develop and scale solutions that can strengthen collaboration and alignment between the workforce, K–12, and higher education communities.
Read the full-report here: https://levelupcoalition.org/resource/taking-alignment-to-the-next-level/
Nicole Howard, Communications Associate