How important are essential skills for academic and career success?

Middle school and high school educators, district administrators, and school counselors weighed in on the importance of essential skills like critical thinking, problem solving, and written communication in students’ success in a recent webinar poll conducted by CAE.

During the webinar, panelist Matt Montaño, superintendent of Bernalillo Public Schools in New Mexico, shared that “Developing college and career readiness, and the skills necessary for success, should begin long before ninth grade. We must think about these skills as early as students’ elementary school years. So, by the time they enter higher education and the workforce, we’ll have taken the time to develop, assess, measure, and improve their capabilities, and the result will be their increased likelihood for success.”

Watch the webinar: Developing the Essential Skills for College and Career Readiness
Tune in to hear more from Superintendent Montaño as well as Leighann Lenti, chief of partnership at the University of Virginia Partnership for Leaders in Education, and Doris Zahner, Ph.D., chief academic officer for CAE.

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