career diploma

Career Diploma Given Short Shrift

Jun 5, 2013
Welding in action at Louisiana School for the Agricultural Sciences.
Sue Lincoln

Louisiana’s Department of Education is hosting a series of regional meetings this month to talk about simplifying the state’s high school diploma options.

The department is looking to put more emphasis on career training, after lawmakers’, employers’, and teachers’ repeated complaints that the state is too focused on sending kids on to college, instead of preparing them for real-world jobs.