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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

05/24 04:25 pm | U.S. Ed. Dept. Warns Districts to Step Up Student Privacy Protections for SAT, ACT | New guidance from the U.S. Education Department warns states and districts that they risk violating federal data-privacy laws if they don't abide by key practices when ...

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Already popular at the college and professional levels, esports are now gaining a foothold in K-12 schools despite concerns about bad behavior and equity problems associated with competitive game playing.
May 24, 2018 – Education Week
The class doesn't predict future success well and disparities in it are legion. What about elevating statistics instead?
May 23, 2018 – Education Week
Not all STEM and STEM-related jobs are growing, and not all of them are highly remunerative.
May 23, 2018 – Education Week
The staff at iLEAD Academy knows which jobs are in demand locally and how much they pay—and they make sure that students know, too, as they weigh college and career.
April 25, 2018 – Education Week
Robert B. Schwartz raised many eyebrows with a 2011 report that questioned the wisdom of the prevailing “college for all” ethic. Now, the Harvard scholar shares the experiences of a network of states working on providing career-focused options for young people.
April 24, 2018 – Education Week
An analysis finds that, in most states, students must exceed high school diploma requirements in order to be admitted to a public, four-year college in their state.
April 11, 2018 – Education Week
Creativity is too often the domain of the elite. Schools can help, write composer Anthony Brandt and neuroscientist David Eagleman.
April 11, 2018 – Education Week
Fifty years after the death of Martin Luther King Jr., experts say the complicated legacy of the civil rights leader is often reduced in school curricula to just one speech, if not four words: “I have a dream.”
April 11, 2018 – Education Week
A suburban Minneapolis high school is partnering with more than 200 businesses to reshape its classes and help students find a career that excites them—whether or not it leads to a bachelor's degree.
April 11, 2018 – Education Week
The first-of-its-kind move stems from a new kind of testing flexibility in the Every Student Succeeds Act.
March 21, 2018 – Education Week

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