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Hours after signing a reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act on July 31, President Donald Trump arrives for a rally in Tampa, Fla.
—Evan Vucci/AP

Donald Trump Signs First Major Education Policy Bill of His Presidency

The Trump administration made updating the federal career and technical education law a priority, as its other plans, such as expanding school choice, have stalled. (July 31, 2018)

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Both institutions remain largely unaware of how the other operates. That’s a fixable problem, writes Ethan S. Ake-Little.
September 19, 2018 – Education Week
A popular Netflix documentary series highlights an alarming academic trend among student athletes. An educator from the show speaks out.
September 12, 2018 – Education Week
States are concentrating their policy efforts on early-childhood education as well as transitioning young adults from high school to college.
September 5, 2018 – Education Week
Public school counselors are overworked and under-resourced—and that’s a big problem for students, writes Alanna Fuschillo.
August 14, 2018 – Education Week
Colleges of education continue to prepare too many elementary teachers and not enough special education and foreign language teachers to meet districts' needs, a new report finds.
August 9, 2018 – Education Week
Many of Beau Baker’s brightest students in Louisville, Ky., entered high school thinking college was not for a first-generation kid like them. Baker is working to change that.
August 1, 2018 – Education Week
The Trump administration made updating the federal career and technical education law a priority, as its other plans, such as expanding school choice, have stalled.
July 31, 2018 – Education Week
The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute will split $2 million to help interns cover living expenses and other costs.
July 26, 2018 – Education Week
Parents need regular reminders of the broader purposes of public schools, writes history professor Johann N. Neem.
July 25, 2018 – Education Week
Career and college readiness has overshadowed another pressing need in education: citizenship readiness, writes public school teacher Mark Weber.
July 24, 2018 – Education Week

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