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Policymakers and businesses increasingly recognize that to meet the growing demand for skilled workers, career pathways should begin in high school.

What this means: Career pathways should be carefully designed to prepare students to meet the knowledge and skill demands of the labor market.

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1 in 4 plan to bolt job post-pandemic

Illustration: Rae Cook/Axios

1 in 4 workers (26%) plans to look for a job at a different company once the pandemic has subsided, according to Prudential's latest Pulse of the American Worker Survey, conducted by Morning Consult in March.

Why it matters: High-skilled workers with plenty of opportunities are the hardest to replace. This massive reshuffling also will create major headaches for employers, and will likely expand the gaps between men and women in the workplace.

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Shuffling the post-pandemic workforce

A new workplace survey found that one of every four highly skilled workers confesses they’re getting ready to leave their jobs or switch careers once the pandemic subsides. This could cause a massive reshuffling of high-skilled workers and have long-term effects on the workforce.

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Des Moines' North High School establishes $560,000 scholarship fund for students of color

Siblings Paul and Catherine Williams graduated from North High School in th 1930s. Photos courtesy of DMPS

A brother and sister who graduated from North High School in the 1930s left an estate of nearly $560,000 for a new scholarship for students of color, school officials announced last week.

Why it matters: Minority and low-income students in Iowa are less likely to earn a college degree. This will help close financial barriers for students at North.

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