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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

06/15 12:32 am | Alternative High Schools: A Call for Better Accountability | States must figure out new, fairer ways of holding alternative high schools accountable for graduation, a new study argues.

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A Seattle partnership between researchers and practitioners is using a continuous improvement approach to improve outcomes for students making the rocky transition from 8th to 9th grades.
June 20, 2018 – Education Week
Could a focus on altruism in schools curb teen suicide? Educators Arina Bokas and Robert Ward make the case.
June 20, 2018 – Education Week
Less than one-third of high school students drink a glass of milk a day, according to a large government survey released Thursday. About two decades ago, it was nearly half.
June 14, 2018 – AP
As the national graduation rate rises, so does the number of schools with low-graduation rates. What gives?
June 13, 2018 – Education Week
Districts in multiple states criticized for being "overzealous" in pursuing felony charges against students who breached school networks in order to change grades.
June 13, 2018 – Education Week
New York state has made a series of changes the past few years that give kids more opportunities to graduate, but also feed criticism that more students will leave high school unprepared.
June 12, 2018 – Education Week
A pair of after-school programs in Portland offer high school students a glimpse of what it's like to work in building design and construction.
June 6, 2018 – Education Week
Nearsightedness is on the rise among schoolchildren, but many students have not had the vision screening needed to detect the problem.
May 30, 2018 – Education Week
Digital self-harm is a newer form of teenage expression of self-hatred and depression that is just beginning to capture the attention of school officials.
May 30, 2018 – Education Week
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 30, 2018 – Education Week

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