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Middle schools beefing up career and technical ed labs

If a student is expected to select a career cluster path by the time they are in 8th grade, it makes sense to start exposing 6th-graders to all the potential career options available. But how young should this begin?

Some districts, including Kankakee School District in Illinois, are dipping career options information sticks all the way down into the pre-K level. Superintendent Genevra Walters wrote in DefinedSTEM that research shows the earlier a student is exposed to careers, the sooner they will begin seeing themselves working in those fields.

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