Linking Education to Economic Opportunity

and Lifelong Success

 

America Achieves Educator Networks work with innovative educators and schools to increase the number of students who have access to and complete a quality education pathway that leads to career and life success. We empower educators to be champions of change, ensuring that reforms happen with them and not to them. We help build the education-to-employment field by identifying, supporting, and sharing evidence-based models and best practices. We aim to build a shared vision of 21st century learning and work to ensure all young people have access to education and economic opportunity. 

 
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The Challenge

We are experiencing rapid shifts in the global economy, with technology causing every industry to evolve drastically and advances happening at startling rates. To keep pace with technology and workforce changes and equip young people from every background for success in the 21st century, we need to set up our youth with options so they can decide how to best achieve success and meet workforce demands. 

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The Global Learning Network

The Global Learning Network (GLN) engages with and learns from leading schools around the globe to better prepare students to succeed in a rapidly changing world

"We need to make sure students are mastering challenging core content; being exposed to specific skills that align with their career aspirations and industry demands; and developing key transferable 21st century employability skill - from critical thinking and resource management to a range of interpersonal skills.” 

— Heidi Ramírez, Executive Director of Educator Networks at  America Achieves

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Access Our Work

We aim to ignite conversation around college and career readiness; engage educators, business leaders, community leaders, students, parents, and other stakeholders in a shared vision of 21st century learning; empower them to be champions for change in systems; and create, discover, and share evidence-based models and best practices. 

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The Educator Voice Fellowship

The Educator Voice Fellowship (EVF) builds state networks of leading educators, elevating their voices and engaging their expertise to design and implement innovative approaches to prepare all students for career and life success. 

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America Achieves

The Educator Networks are among several America Achieves strategies to improve cross-sector, stakeholder engagement to deepen understanding of and improve career readiness.

 

What's New? 

The America Achieves Educator Networks has released its first white paper. Getting Real about Career-Readiness: A Focus on Cross-Sector Competencies is the first in a series of multi-media white papers on promising education practices for preparing students for the changing world of work. It reflects both the learning and questions that emerged in planning for and participating in the GLN 2017 convening and America Achieves’ ongoing interaction with the schools, expert participants, and our partners in related projects.