Recommendation No. 1: Minnesota should define “Career and College Readiness.” The Task Force recommends the following working definition.
“Career (Workforce) and College Readiness” means that a high school graduate has the knowledge, skills and competencies to successfully embark on a career-track for an employment position and can successfully pursue any post-secondary education opportunity, whether it be a degree, a diploma or a certificate, including the ability to successfully complete credit-bearing coursework at a two-year and four-year college or
From the 2008 P-20 Report “THE ROAD MAP TO College and Career Readiness for Minnesota Students”
1. Adopt the following broad definition of college and career readiness as proposed by Achieve, routinely reinforcing the belief that the same level of readiness is needed for students wishing to pursue virtually any postsecondary education opportunity (degree, diploma, and certificate programs offered by two-year and four-year colleges and universities):
Postsecondary and Workforce Readiness includes the knowledge and skills that high school graduates need in order to do credit bearing coursework at a [two-or four-year] college or university and/or to embark successfully on a career-track employment position (that pays a living wage, provides benefits, and offers clear pathways for advancement through further education and training).
Gifted and Talented Youth Week
Governor Mark Dayton has proclaimed November 2-8, 2014, to be Gifted and Talented Youth Week in Minnesota. In addition to recognizing the unique potential of gifted and talented youth, seize the opportunity to laud the efforts of the parents, educators, counselors and psychologists with whom they work. Their sustained efforts, coupled with the organized advocacy of the Minnesota Council for Gifted and Talented (MCGT) and the Minnesota Educators of Gifted and Talented (MEGT), help make our state one in which gifted learners are honored and valued.