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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

10/20 12:33 pm | U.S. Education Needs to Move Past Its 'Fixation on the Bachelor's Degree,' Study Says | Yet another research study argues that educators and policymakers must move away from their focus on the bachelor's degree and embrace the promise of certificates and ...

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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
The College Board reports that more students—and more low-income students—are taking Advanced Placement tests. But will that growth continue?
March 1, 2017 – Education Week
Education Week's latest annual state survey reveals subtle shifts this year in the national testing landscape.
February 15, 2017 – Education Week
Twenty states and the District of Columbia will administer the tests designed for the common-core standards in 2016-17, an Education Week survey finds.
February 15, 2017 – Education Week
A growing number of states are requiring high school students to take the SAT or ACT, according to Education Week's annual testing survey.
February 15, 2017 – Education Week
An Education Week survey finds that fewer states are requiring high school students to pass a test in order to graduate.
February 15, 2017 – Education Week
An Education Week survey finds smaller shifts in testing this year as more states embrace the SAT and ACT and the number of states using PARCC or Smarter Balanced holds steady.
February 15, 2017 – Education Week

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