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Designing College and Career Pathways: Lessons Learned from D214

In this episode of Systems Sessions from Education Systems Center at NIU, Pathways Director Juan Jose Gonzalez and External Relations Manager Sarah Clark visit District 214 for a closer look at their unique process for building and refining college and career pathways. Hear clips from the district’s Pathway Advisory Team Meeting as administrators, teachers, and community members ideate opportunities for improving their pathway offerings, plus an interview with D214’s Associate Superintendent for Teaching and Learning Dr. Lazaro Lopez and Director of Academic Programs and Pathways Megan Knight.

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In Systems Sessions, we explore big, current issues in education policy through conversations with the EdSystems team, state policymakers, and community leaders who are on the ground leading this work. While focused on the Illinois, Systems Sessions brings a national and global lens to policies that prepare more young people for success in college and careers.

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