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High school senior Sarah Murray, left, undergoes an ultrasound conducted by Nichole Ebener, center, at Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton, Ill. Murray and fellow Princeton High School senior Ellise Piper, right, were participating in a career internship program at the hospital.
—Chris Yucos/NewsTribune/AP-File

Growing Number of States Embrace Career Education

Over the last year and a half, states have stepped up their focus on career and technical education with a spate of new laws and policies. (October 4, 2017)

Spotlight on Career Readiness

In this Spotlight, see how new tests aim to measure career readiness, explore different opinions on career-ready skills, and learn how community engagement and individualized plans can inspire students.

High School & Beyond Blog

10/18 02:52 pm | When Removing Barriers to Career-Tech-Ed Programs Gets Tricky | A controversy erupts in Philadelphia as it opens its elite career-tech-ed high schools to all students.

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Mentors can be powerful sources of support for students, but it's not easy to recruit and retain volunteers for the long haul.
October 18, 2017 – Education Week
Participation in high school football is down 3.5 percent over the past five years, according to the annual survey by the National Association of State High School Federations, or NFHS.
October 6, 2017 – AP
Over the last year and a half, states have stepped up their focus on career and technical education with a spate of new laws and policies.
October 4, 2017 – Education Week
A record number of students from the class of 2017 took the revised SAT. But don’t try comparing this year’s scores to last year’s.
October 3, 2017 – Education Week
This year's gains were especially notable for Hispanic students, whose college-readiness scores rose even as they took the exam in greater numbers.
September 13, 2017 – Education Week
Because of a little-noticed provision in ESSA, states that offer several diploma options may have to revise their graduation rates.
August 30, 2017 – Education Week
Eliminating credit recovery as a path to graduation would do more harm than good, writes one assistant superintendent.
August 30, 2017 – Education Week
Fraudulent graduation practices give a false sense of educational progress, charges former New York City administrator Bernard Gassaway.
August 30, 2017 – Education Week
Selective enrollment and deeper pockets aren’t the only advantages independent schools have over their public counterparts, writes Stephanie J. Hull.
August 2, 2017 – Education Week
Is the United States on the right track when it comes to funding education? Five education experts and practitioners discuss.
August 23, 2017 – Education Week

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