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Ryan Suwimski, left, and Ben Medrano listen as their teacher describes job-interview strategies in a financial-literacy class at Taylorsville High School in Taylorsville, Utah.
—Jim McAuley for Education Week

States Fall Short on Teaching Financial Literacy

When it comes to teaching students how to manage their money, most states rate a B or a C, a new report says. (October 20, 2015)

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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College Bound Blog

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Lessons from New York City's Small High Schools
In this webinar, experts discussed what research says about New York City's small schools, and what makes them an effective option for the city's disadvantaged students.

Chat Transcript

The Senior Slump: Strategies to Keep Students Motivated
Strategies to keep students engaged are outlined in this online chat including college-level course offerings, internships, and independent study.

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February 16, 2016 - Education Week
Plans to streamline the application process for district and charter schools face parent resistance in some cities.
February 16, 2016 - Education Week
Students who never passed the required high school exit exam are getting their diplomas under new laws passed in at least six states.
January 26, 2016 - Education Week
The academic performance levels of students who take AP courses are still high, according to a pair of analyses from the American Enterprise Institute.
January 26, 2016 - Education Week
In a new report, Ivy League admissions deans and others rethink what matters in prospective students, writes Richard Weissbourd.
January 19, 2016 - Education Week
A series of problems in recent months delayed many ACT, SAT, and PSAT reports to students, counselors, and colleges.
January 19, 2016 - Education Week
Many school districts are using digital platforms to help even younger students explore career possibilities and what it will take to achieve their professional goals.
January 11, 2016 - Education Week
January 5, 2016 - Education Week
Thanks to the impending debut of the revised SAT, many high school juniors are taking as many as three different college-readiness tests this school year.
December 22, 2015 - Education Week
Millions of dollars in public and private financing were unveiled at a daylong summit in Washington on "next-generation high schools."
December 1, 2015 - Education Week

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