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Free ACT and SAT Exams Drive Up College Enrollment for Poor Students

States that pay the costs of the SAT and ACT exams for all students can boost four-year college enrollment among low-income students, new research suggests. (July 21, 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.

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While many schools don’t discuss LGBT issues, teachers should play a role in shaping students’ understandings of their gender identity, writes Laura Erickson-Schroth.
July 11, 2017 – Education Week
From shooting threats to Nazi chat groups, students have been punished by school officials for their posts on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, and YouTube.
June 29, 2017 – Education Week
The president signed an executive order aimed at expanding federal apprenticeship programs and allowing the use of federal aid to finance them.
June 21, 2017 – Education Week
There's a reason school voucher programs get less effective as they're scaled up, write two researchers.
June 16, 2017 – Education Week
More than a dozen states have been weighing bills to expand free-speech and free-press protections for student journalists and their teacher-advisers.
June 7, 2017 – Education Week
The state hopes to put students on more promising pathways by dispatching college and career coaches to middle and high schools in 34 counties.
May 31, 2017 – Education Week
A report finds that a record 83.2 percent of students are finishing high school on time and that the gains may be real.
May 10, 2017 – Education Week
Tennessee wants to ensure that its career-technical education programs propel students toward college and good-paying jobs.
May 10, 2017 – Education Week
Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has talked about it. It's permitted under ESSA; and some states already use it. But what is course choice?
April 5, 2017 – Education Week
A loophole created when Congress dumped Obama-era ESSA rules could allow states to avoid publicly identifying high schools in need of intensive help.
April 5, 2017 – Education Week

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