The Pathways to Prosperity Report Updated

Excerpt from the Harvard Graduate School of Education — July 2014

Upon being released in 2011, the Pathways to Prosperity (PDF, 2.6 MB) report revealed the struggles of young people to attain employment in America, despite many good jobs going unfilled, and helped launch a national conversation about the goals and structure of American high schools…

Since that report was released in March 2011, the coauthors of the Pathways Project initiated two areas of continued work: Professor Robert Schwartz joined forces with Jobs for the Future (JFF), a Boston-based nonprofit, to launch the Pathways to Prosperity Network; and Senior Lecturer Ronald Ferguson held a national conference for local and national leaders to develop a set of recommendations. Now, two new reports, The Pathways to Prosperity Network: A State Progress Report 2012–2014 and Creating Pathways to Prosperity: A Blueprint for Action, identify how much progress the eight states in the network have made in two years, and outline how others can move on the issue…