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Listening to Recent High School Grads: ‘Be Mindful of What We Have Gone Through’

Listening to Recent High School Grads: ‘Be Mindful of What We Have Gone Through’ draws on a nationwide survey and interviews with 2020 and 2021 high school graduates who have delayed their education plans. While most students ultimately plan to enroll in postsecondary education, their experiences with the pandemic have prompted them to reassess their educational paths and sharpen their focus on career and financial outcomes.

Their insights point toward practices that will be critical for reengaging disrupted learners, such as personalized guidance and planning tailored to individual goals; work-based learning tied to career exploration; and financial support and advising to address concerns with existing financing options.

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