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Philadelphia high school student Nashali Caquias listens to feedback during a mock job interview at a career fair organized by Academies, Inc., a Philadelphia-based nonprofit that connects businesses and public schools and helps implement career academies.
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Employers Are Integral to Career-Tech Programs

New CTE programs pose a new challenge for educators: how to form deeper, longer partnerships with businesses. (March 25, 2015)

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07/02 02:35 pm | McGraw-Hill Education Sells 'Key Assets' of Testing Business to DRC | McGraw-Hill Education CTB is selling off major portions of its testing business to Data Recognition Corporation, including its state assessment work.

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07/01 08:33 am | Blunt Advice for Harried Ed-Tech 'Coaches' Offered at ISTE | The ISTE 2015 conference offered several sessions on the role of the technology "coaches" who are charged with helping teachers master digital tools.

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A pair of K-12 systems in Washington state have devoted a lot of time and money to adopting the digital materials, efforts they believe will pay off. June 10, 2015 – Education Week
The advent of this "modular" delivery option for digital content has major implications for the education publishing industry and for school districts themselves. June 10, 2015 – Education Week
The K-12 OER Collaborative is supporting the creation of open educational resources, which can be built upon by educators as well as for-profit and nonprofit entities. June 9, 2015 – Education Week
A free online library of instructional materials created in New York state to align with the common-core standards has generated a vast audience. June 9, 2015 – Education Week
The seasonal job market for teenagers is showing signs of improving, but inner-city youths still face slim employment opportunities. June 2, 2015 – Education Week
The path to securing acceptable school privacy practices is not a simple one, write Jules Polonetsky and Joseph Jerome. May 19, 2015 – Education Week
The state's recent decision to award a tentative, $240 million contract to the Educational Testing Service drew an angry response from its rival. April 21, 2015 – Education Week
New CTE programs pose a new challenge for educators: how to form deeper, longer partnerships with businesses. March 25, 2015 – Education Week
Teachers and CEOs have similar professions—too bad nobody sees it that way, writes teacher-turned-CEO Aaron Schildkrout. March 13, 2015 – Education Week

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