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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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Privatization of Public Education

Blog: Marketplace K-12

07/30 11:49 pm | Amazon Top Pick for Contract to Create N.Y.C. Schools' e-Book 'Marketplace' | Educators in New York City would be able to buy e-books for their schools via an Amazon "storefront," pending approval of a $30 million contract.

Blog: Digital Education

07/30 01:53 pm | Science Tools the Focus of New Ed-Tech Accelerator | NewSchools Ignite, a project launched by the NewSchools Venture Fund, will make awards to companies and nonprofits for amounts between $50,000 and $150,000.

Blog: Sputnik

01/16 08:05 am | Sputnik Moves to New Orbit! | If you've enjoyed reading Sputnik as much as I've enjoyed writing it, I'm sure you'll equally enjoy reading and reacting to my blog at Huffington ...

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Industry and Innovation
This section of Education Week examines the education marketplace and new approaches that are changing K-12 education. A grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation helps support the project.

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McGraw-Hill Education recently sold off its longstanding businesses in summative and "shelf" testing, in a move that underscores growing demand for other forms of assessments. July 31, 2015 – Education Week
Even teachers in states that never adopted the standards are downloading common-core-aligned curricula for their classrooms. July 7, 2015 – Education Week
Leadership, professional development, and hands-on learning were on the minds of nearly 20,000 educational technology enthusiasts who attended the ISTE annual conference in Philadelphia. July 7, 2015 – Education Week
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

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