By Kara Ball, 2018 Department of Defense Education Activity Teacher of the Year
The day a student told me I was wrong changed the way I teach.
Today’s students need more than just strong academics to succeed in college, careers, and life. They need opportunities to build life skills and gain real-world experiences through work-based learning and internships.
Two years ago, JPMorgan Chase launched its New Skills for Youth Initiative, a $75 million, five-year initiative that invests $35 million in states to strengthen career readiness approaches, giving students pathways to training and education beyond high school.
Mississippi Superintendent of Education and CCSSO Board President Carey Wright has made high-quality early childhood education a priority for CCSSO during her presidency this year to ensure we create an equitable education system for every child. This video showcases why it is so important.
Rhode Island is one of 10 states that received a $2 million dollar grant to pursue a bold vision for career readiness in their state through the New Skills for Youth initiative.
Each year, the National Teacher of the Year Program brings together State Teachers of the Year from all 50 states, DC, the Department of Defense Education Activities, and four US territories to participate in one-of-a-kind professional learning opportunities designed to hone communications skills