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Straight A’s®: Public Education Policy and Progress: March 2021

The Road to Readiness

As the COVID-19 economic downturn has shown, there has never been a better time to have the right skills—or a worse time to have the wrong ones. Some students begin careers right after high school; but most good-paying jobs require college or postsecondary career training. In response, many states have adopted and revised policies to better prepare high school students for college and careers. Two new reports from the Alliance for Excellent Education (All4Ed) analyze these policies across all fifty states and recommend ways states can ensure all students graduate ready for success.

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