Pathway to graduation

Pathway to graduation

November 9, 2019 1 By Stanley Isaacs


SCHOOL FRESHMEN ARE FACING NEW AND TOUGHER GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS. THE STATE’S DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION WANTS STUDENTS BETTER PREPARED FOR WORK OR COLLEGE. IN ADDITION TO READING WRITING AND MATH… RICH VAN WYK FOUND STUDENTS ARE NOW STUDYING THEMSELVES … AND WHAT THEY WANT TO BE WHEN THEY GROW UP. :10 :33 :44 :55 THESE 14 YEAR OLDS ARE TRYING TO ANSWER THE MOST DIFFICULT QUESTION OF THEIR LIVES … WHAT WILL THEY DO AFTER GRADUATION. “.. JEREMYA PEARSON I DON’T IMAGINE MY LIFE DURING GRADUATION OR AFTER. IT’S IT’S SCARY BUT EXCITING …” AND REQUIRED BY THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION. BEFORE COLLECTING DIPLOMAS THE CLASS OF 2023 WILL HAVE TO DEMONSTRATE THEY HAVE THE EDUCATION, THE SKILLS, OR EXPERIENCE TO PURSUE A CAREER, A COLLEGE EDUCATION OR ENLIST IN THE MILITARY. FRESHMAN SAY THEY ARE FEELING CONFUSED AND OVER WHELMED. “… RACHEL KINNANAN IT’S LIKE DO YOU WANT TO DO THIS. OR MAYBE SOME DAYS WANT TO CHANGE MY MIND AND DO THIS. ” AT DECATUR CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS MUST TAKE COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS CLASSES. “…RENEE’ KNOOP I SEE THEM COME IN AS FRESHMAN WHO REALLY DON’T KNOW WHERE THEY ARE GOING. …” SO TEACHERS HELP STUDENTS ACCESS THEIR SKILLS AND INTERESTS WHILE EXPLORING CAREER POSSIBILITIES. GABBY MESA LIKES ART … “GABBY MESA SOMETHING WITH ART AND I DO LIKE ART. BUT THE TECHNOLOGY IS INTERESTING.” AND IF STUDENTS REALIZE THEIR DREAM CAREER IS A NIGHT MARE? “.THAT IS ACTUALLY VERY VALUABLE KNOWING WHAT YOU DON;T WANT TO DO HELPS AS MUCH AS WHAT YOU WANT TO DO. ” TEENAGERS AREN’T EXPECTED TO MAKE A LIFE LONG DECISION .. BUT NARROWING THE POSSIBILITIES, TAKING THE RIGHT CLASSES AND TRAINING WILL BIG STEP TOWARD THEIR FUTURES. RICH VAN WYK CHANNEL 13 EYEWITNESS NEWS. AS SOPHOMORES STUDENTS START TAKING THE CLASSES REQUIRED TO GET THEM TO A CAREER OR COLLEGE. NEW AT 5.. A PROPOSAL TO CHANGE THE SCHOOL DAY SO KIDS GET OUT AT 6 P-M. SOUND CRAZY? WELL CALIFORNIA SENATOR KAMALA HARRIS.. WHO’S RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT.. SAYS THIS WILL HELP WORKING FAMILIES BALANCE THEIR SCHEDULES. RIGHT NOW.. THE AVERAGE SCHOOL DAY ENDS AT 3. FOR A PARENT WORKING A 9 TO 5.. THAT LEAVES A FEW HOURS IN BETWEEN. HARRIS WANTS A GRANT TO TEST AN 8 A-M TO 6 P-M SCHOOL DAY.. IN 500 DISTRICTS. ON THE HEALTHBEAT… THE LARGEST MAKER OF E-CIGARETTES IS DROPPING ONE OF ITS