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“Students in schools using personalized learning strategies made greater academic progress, over the course of two years, than a comparison group of students with similar academic performance and from schools with similar demographic profiles.”
 
“90 percent of teachers and guidance counselors said their students were interested in becoming entrepreneurs, but 75 percent of the students didn’t know where to start.”

Entrepreneurial Studies Sweep America’s High School System

“The Forgotten Middle” encourages schools to begin serious college and career preparation in grades 6-8. This report suggests that in the current educational environment middle school is a critical defining point for students in the college- and career- readiness process, one so important that if students are not on target for college and career readiness by the time they reach this point the impact may be nearly irreversible.”

Solution-Focused College and Career Planning

“54% of first-time freshmen reported receiving no career decision-making guidance in high school; 59% reported not taking a career assessment. We also found that 56% of respondents would like assistance making an informed career decision.”

Responding To Students’ Career Development Needs By Promoting Career Literacy

“97 percent of our survey respondents believe that entrepreneurship education is important — yet, of the mere 38 percent that were offered a class, 62 percent said that it wasn’t adequate enough to start a new business post-graduation.”

Here’s the Real Problem With America’s Educational System

“72 percent of high school students want to start their own business someday. 61% percent expect to start a business right out of college.”

72 Percent of HS Students Are Entrepreneurial and Corporate America Just Doesn’t Get It

“81% of young people surveyed said they wanted to pursue entrepreneurship.”

Education vs. Entrepreneurship: Which Path Wins?

“Entrepreneurship offers a viable and proven pathway to economic growth and personal fulfillment. However, the number of individuals engaged in entrepreneurial behaviors remains low.”

Fostering Youth Entrepreneurship: Preliminary Findings From the Young Entrepreneurs Study

“Apprentices who complete their program earn approximately $300,000 more during their career than non-apprenticeship workers.”

Advancing Apprenticeship as a Workforce Strategy

“The American School Counselor Association recommends a student-to-student counselor ratio of 250:1. According to the most recent data, only three states meet that recommendation. The national average is 491:1”

The Undervaluing of School Counselors

“Effective career planning is critical not only to helping students find a good fit for their skills, interests, values, and abilities, but also to prepare them for today’s economic realities.”

Beyond Career Assessment: Preparing Students For Life After High School

“Research has identified middle school as a time when stu – dents can benefit the most from career exploration. 11 In addition, middle schoolers’ brains are receptive to developing the competencies known as 21st-century skills, non-cognitive skills, soft skills or employability skills. These skills include critical thinking, adaptability, problem solving, oral and written communications, collaboration, creativity, responsibility, pro – fessionalism, ethics and technology use.”

Setting Students on the Path to Success

“Research shows that the important lessons of entrepreneurship can be learned that early. And learning about entrepreneurship early can have major life-long benefits including self-sufficiency, resiliency and creative problem solving.”

Why Entrepreneurship Should Be Taught Starting in Junior High School

“It takes 10,000 hours takes to master something. At 40 hours a week, these 10,000 hours translate roughly into 5 years of work.”

Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell