Behind the Headline: Virginia Governor Moves to Upend Traditional High School

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Virginia Governor Moves to Upend Traditional High School
The Washington Post | 5/12/16

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High School of the Future
Education Next | Summer 2016

Technical Center, law enforcement classes are taught by police officers and fire science is taught by firefighters. Emergency medicine classes taught by EMTs can lead to employment-ready certification when students turn 18.

In Virginia, Gov. Terry McAuliffe signed legislation last week that will lead to an overhaul of the state’s high school graduation requirements.

The goal is to make high school more relevant to the working world by giving students the opportunity to experience more career preparation and technical opportunities while in high school.

In the new issue of Education Next, Joanne Jacobs writes about a public high school in Salt Lake City that puts students in charge of their own education and offers plenty of opportunities for students to take career tech and community college courses.

For more about the school, Salt Lake City’s Innovations Early College High School, please read “High School of the Future.”

— Education Next

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