Ohio will put a career readiness seal on the diplomas of graduates who’ve mastered skills such as teamwork and creativity, reports Catherine Gewertz in Education Week. Taking career-tech courses or showing mastery of vocational skills is not required.
Others, like critical thinking, reflect longstanding educator goals. Still others reflect a more recent focus on skills that are particularly necessary in a modern economy that’s shaped by globalism and technology: mastery of digital tools and “global/intercultural fluency.” One of the 15 “skills” is actually a pledge to be drug-free.
To earn the seal, Ohio students will “have to work with at least three adults, from school, work, or their community, who can validate that they’ve mastered particular skills.”