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K-12 Research

Best Practices

What are the best ways to support early college and career learning? PREP-KC utilizes informed strategies to support this work. If you are curious about these resources we have provided them for you.

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Career Connected Learning


Bain & Company Report 2019 that provides best practices for scaling career connected learning.

Breaking Through Barriers

College & Financial Aid

Empowering low-income communities, schools, and families for college opportunity and student financial aid.

State of Career & Technical Education

Strategies for State Leaders

Best practices to promote academic and technical excellence to ensure a career-ready workforce.

Preparing 21st Century Citizens

The Role of Work-Based Learning

This brief describes how schools can blend real-world learning opportunities for their students and how policymakers can support them.

Elementary & Middle School Career & Technical Education

The importance of helping young students explore career paths in technical education.

Career Prep in Middle School

Research indicating that early exposure is critical.

Common Sector Competencies for the Kansas City Region

A blueprint for workplace competencies addressing multiple industry sectors, specifically for Kansas City.

"Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it." -Marian Wright Edelman

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