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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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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
More than 40 ed-tech companies gathered in Washington for the first of several expected training sessions to help companies understand their legal obligations for protecting students' data privacy. February 24, 2015 – Education Week
The Jefferson Education Accelerator, an effort designed with help from the University of Virginia, asks companies to subject their products to independent research conducted in schools. February 16, 2015 – Education Week
State officials are scrambling to make sure their broadband network provides service to school districts, following a legal battle that has left the network's future in limbo. January 20, 2015 – Education Week
Large-scale and ambitious education initiatives hold no academic promises for students, writes researcher Hunter Gehlbach. January 6, 2015 – Education Week
The sale of ConnectEDU Inc. this year played out on a public stage, and raised concerns among school leaders and privacy experts about how its considerable trove of student data would be used. December 9, 2014 – Education Week
Many districts use needs assessments and pilot tests to set ed-tech priorities, but those efforts tend to produce little useful information for companies, the report says. November 13, 2014 – Education Week
The Federal Communications Commission, weighing new rules, received a flood of responses from educators and educational technology companies urging the agency to preserve the open Internet for schools. November 11, 2014 – Education Week

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