Education Week: Students Earn Digital Credentials for Adding New Skills

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"At the 40,000-student Aurora district, the digital badging program arose from within its college- and career-success department as a way to make students aware of skills—like collaboration and information literacy—that businesses want from employees, while staying rooted in the Colorado Academic Standards.

Building those badges and their requirements started with discussions with local employers, said Charles Dukes, the director of the college- and career-success department. The district consults with Colorado businesses, which they call 'endorsers,' to make sure that the skills needed to earn a badge also matter in the workplace."