The Path to Higher Ed: Building College and Career Readiness
Dr. Michael Nagler, Acting on Persistence Data
In this episode, we are joined by Dr. Michael Nagler, the Superintendent of Mineola Public Schools in Mineola, New York. Dr. Nagler’s district had to first look at persistence data around MPS students who were enrolling in Nassau Community College. What the district discovered was that students were not demonstrating success along standard college and career readiness measures. The finding served as an impetus to innovate with the college and career resources being provided to MPS students. As a result, the district has increased its focus on STEM instruction and high-impact tech integration. Dr. Nagler also discusses how his district’s Connect 2 College program and other community partnerships are positioning his students to become more college and career ready.