8 Ways Middle Schools Can Build College/Career Readiness

By Rob Messia, Algonquin Middle School principal

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Anyone who has ever met (or been one) knows that it’s challenging for an early adolescent to visualize what their lives will be like five or 10 or 20 years from now.

As our world changes at an exponential rate, parents and educators of those adolescents are also having trouble visualizing their future. We know, for instance, that many of the jobs today’s early adolescents will have tomorrow are still emerging – and some aren’t even on the horizon yet.

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