No Single Pathway to Success

The Daily Press editorial "Revamping high schools" pays tribute to Sen. John Miller's legacy as a champion of education for all Virginians. Among his legislative accomplishments, Senate Bill 336 calls for a "Profile of a Virginia Graduate" and for restructuring secondary education to "establish multiple paths towards college and career readiness for students to follow in the later years of high school that include internships, externships, and credentialing."

The call to augment the well-established pathway from high school to college with an equally successful one from high school to careers is one that is heard today more insistently. In our regional school systems, we have some outstanding examples of career and technical programs, including the Denbigh Aviation Academy in Newport News, the Academies of Hampton, developed in concert with Ford Next Generation Learning, and offerings at New Horizons Regional Education Centers.