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Ryan McCrossin, an 18-year-old student at the University of Alaska in Anchorage, plans to cast his first ballot in a general election next week—if he can squeeze in the time between morning-to-night classes.
—Marc Lester for Education Week

Is America's Next Generation of Voters Ready for the Job?

A majority of potential first-time voters plan to cast a ballot this election season, according to a new Education Week Research Center survey. And President Trump and the Parkland, Fla., school shootings are spurring some of their political engagement. (October 29, 2018)

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Spotlight on College and Career Readiness 2018

A changing economic landscape has schools preparing students for the jobs of tomorrow. In this Spotlight, learn how schools are launching effective apprenticeship programs, raising the bar on college readiness, and helping students reinvent themselves for future careers.

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01/03 06:30 pm | New Mexico Governor Signs Order to Dump PARCC Tests | On her third day in office, Democratic Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham fulfills a campaign promise by signing an executive order to dump the PARCC test.

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The modern workplace is evolving and employers say that students need different kinds of literacy skills in order to thrive in it. Will English classes change in response?

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New Mexico’s defection from the PARCC test set off another round of speculation that the exam will become extinct, but PARCC’s overseers have other plans.
January 16, 2019 – Education Week
Rising suicide rates and depression in U.S. teens and young adults have prompted researchers to ask a provocative question: Could the same devices that some people blame for contributing to tech-age angst also be used to detect it?
January 3, 2019 – AP
Teenagers are taking up vaping nicotine and marijuana at an unprecedented clip, even as Generation Z continues to move away from drugs and tobacco use more generally, finds the 2018 Monitoring the Future survey.
December 17, 2018 – Education Week
A study finds that students who took a ‘transition’ math class in high school were able to skip remedial classes in college but learning didn’t improve.
November 14, 2018 – Education Week
In two AP Government classes in Winchester, Va., students are more interested in results from local races than in Donald Trump, but they’re pumped to be part of the electoral process.
November 14, 2018 – Education Week
Jeremy Currier and Seth Stephens should be the cybersecurity workers of tomorrow. Instead, they’re at the center of a possible criminal investigation.
November 13, 2018 – Education Week
A majority of potential first-time voters plan to cast a ballot this election season, according to a new Education Week Research Center survey. And President Trump and the Parkland, Fla., school shootings are spurring some of their political engagement.
October 31, 2018 – Education Week
Cognitive and neuroscience research points ways schools can help leverage teenagers’ strengths in this unique developmental period when they’re learning to regulate emotions and make good decisions.
October 10, 2018 – Education Week
In a civics lesson come to life, this Missouri high school government teacher is running for state legislature.
October 3, 2018 – Education Week
A new think-tank study adds fuel to the growing controversy about high school credit-recovery programs.
September 26, 2018 – Education Week

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