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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
Strategies to keep students engaged are outlined in this online chat including college-level course offerings, internships, and independent study.

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In both his State of the Union speech and now his budget proposal, President Obama has emphasized the importance of redesigning high schools.
April 16, 2013 - Education Week
Data released by the National Center for Education Statistics, among other organizations, suggest that the outlook for high schools has been improving.
April 16, 2013 | Updated: June 30, 2015 - Education Week (Web)
A set of "publishers' criteria" for the common-core standards for high school and a revised set for elementary school are released.
April 16, 2013 - Education Week
Proposed legislation would lower the number of end-of-course exams as well as the number of core courses students must take.
April 2, 2013 - Education Week
Under a federal grant program, 11 states are using student surveys and select data to monitor and address issues around safety, discipline, and engagement.
March 26, 2013 - Education Week
Getting adequate sleep is critical to brain development, memory function, and cognitive skills in children and teenagers, experts and advocates tell a symposium in Maryland. Pushing back school start times helps ensure that they get enough rest.
March 15, 2013 - Education Week
March 11, 2013 - Education Week
President Obama's proposal for a Race to the Top-style competition aimed at high schools has yet to be fleshed out.
February 26, 2013 - Education Week
Systems like Tennessee's Degree Compass, which uses K-12 data to match students to courses, could be useful for high schools.
February 19, 2013 - Education Week
A national survey shows that high schoolers' interest in STEM careers is growing and so are gender gaps.
February 5, 2013 - Education Week

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