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Document Number: 9018

Aligning Secondary and Postsecondary Education: Lessons from the Past - Educators have long expressed the need to align all levels of education and build a seamless, coordinated P-16 system. They argue that failing to do so has kept too many students from pursuing an advanced education and the nation from benefiting from a more educated populace. Such was the case in the late-19th and early-20th centuries, when educators first began to struggle with the proper alignment of the American educational structure. The argument continues and the need to align standards and missions between secondary and higher education. This brief considers this history and the lessons it offers for today. (Marc VanOverbeke, University of Wisconsin, November 2009)...

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