Chicago High School/College Hybrids to Offer College, Job Training

New schools will go to 'grade 14' to enable students to get high-tech skills and associate degrees.

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As college costs rise and employers demand more of new workers, the early college idea is gaining adherents. 

Inspired by North Carolina, Maine is now considering five-year high schools with a focus on careers. 

Joanne Jacobs writes Community College Spotlight for The Hechinger Report, an independent nonprofit education news site. Jacobs also blogs about K-12 education and is the author of Our School: The Inspiring Story of Two Teachers, One Big Idea and the Charter School That Beat the Odds.