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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.
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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.

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09/17 10:20 am | Does Too Much Credit Recovery Lead to Inflated Graduation Rates? | Schools that rely most heavily on credit recovery produce bigger increases in their graduation rates, even though their students perform poorly on state achievement tests. The ...

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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
Rumors are circulating that the exam reused questions from a test given in Asia last fall. Here's what you need to know.
September 19, 2018 – Education Week
Was the gunfire that injured two people outside a high school football game a "school shooting"? Answering that question is more complicated than it sounds, and it affects ongoing school safety debates.
September 5, 2018 – Education Week
A spate of viral videos is sparking questions about whether school dress code policies unfairly single out girls.
September 5, 2018 – Education Week
As Silent Sam and similar statues fall, one English teacher offers four steps for directing productive conversations around cultural controversies.
August 29, 2018 – Education Week
A year after Hurricane Maria disrupted the island and its schools, students in one small community share their thoughts as they move into a pivotal new year.
August 29, 2018 – Education Week
Novels pitched to young adults explore the many sensitive and often-disturbing emotional issues raised by the tragedies in American schools.
August 29, 2018 – Education Week
Media observers brace for a fresh wave of movies, television shows, novels, and other works that plumb the topic of school violence for pathos, horror, and even dark comedy.
August 29, 2018 – Education Week
The lawsuit alleges that the testmaker "stigmatizes" student with disabilities by flagging their test scores for colleges.
August 22, 2018 – Education Week
Between all-nighters, overworked school counselors, and academic stress, students aren’t getting the support they need, writes Gabrielle Weber.
August 16, 2018 – Education Week

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