Creating Equitable Pathways to Ensure Civic Engagement and College and Career Readiness for All Students

When all students, but in particular our students who have been most underserved, are guaranteed to graduate with skills that transfer across disciplines, experiences and credentials that qualify them for employment in well-paying careers, and the ability to take in and critically examine the vast quantities of competing information available in today’s social and political environment, the American promises of social mobility, liberty, and self-actualization may be realized.

To achieve this, we must create equitable pathways for all students.

Voices of

Before jumping into the report, we wanted to share the words of students and educators who are living this work. Learn who they are and how equitable, flexible, and multiple pathways lead to civic engagement as well as college and career readiness for all students.

Then, read the report and begin exploring how your school community can implement equitable pathways that work for your students.

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This report is authored by the members of the New England Secondary School Consortium Task Force on Flexible and Multiple Pathways. The NESSC Leads commissioned the Task Force, whose recommendations emerged over the course of meetings taking place between March 2019 and October 2020. While each participating NESSC state education agency is committed to equitable pathways, the recommendations included in this report do not necessarily mean that they have the formal endorsement of the participating agencies.