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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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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.

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The Senior Slump: Strategies to Keep Students Motivated
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A Chicago study finds that when students who are "big fish" in their neighborhood schools move to higher-achieving ones, they may pay an academic price.
March 16, 2016 – Education Week
Most of the registered test-takers blocked from taking the new SAT on March 5 worked for tutoring companies.
March 9, 2016 – Education Week
As the state testing landscape shifts with the Every Student Succeeds Act, the military could see greater access for its optional aptitude test and career-exploration program.
February 24, 2016 – Education Week
February 17, 2016 – Education Week
Plans to streamline the application process for district and charter schools face parent resistance in some cities.
February 17, 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 27, 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 27, 2016 – Education Week
A series of problems in recent months delayed many ACT, SAT, and PSAT reports to students, counselors, and colleges.
January 20, 2016 – Education Week
In a new report, Ivy League admissions deans and others rethink what matters in prospective students, writes Richard Weissbourd.
January 20, 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 13, 2016 – Education Week

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