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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

10/18 02:13 pm | New Scholarship Rewards Completing Road-to-College Steps | A new $25 million scholarship sponsored by the College Board rewards students for taking key steps to prepare for, and apply to, college.

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Yale and Quinnipiac universities in Connecticut have joined a growing list of schools that have begun allowing applicants to self-report SAT and ACT test scores, rather than requiring them to submit official results from the organizations that administer the entrance exams.
October 11, 2018 – AP
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
The drama surrounding President Donald Trump's pick for the Supreme Court over the nominee's behavior in the 1980s has reinforced a warning today's social media-savvy high school students have grown up hearing: What they say and do now will live well past graduation.
September 27, 2018 – AP
A new think-tank study adds fuel to the growing controversy about high school credit-recovery programs.
September 26, 2018 – Education Week
When it comes to literacy skills, there seems to be a gap between what employers want and what schools provide, but it’s a fuzzy one.
September 26, 2018 – Education Week
Is school where students should learn to speak clearly, make a 60-second elevator speech, or hold a difficult conversation? That's what employers think.
September 26, 2018 – Education Week
Education Week visited Delaware's largest employer for a closer look at how digitization is changing the workplace.
September 26, 2018 – Education Week
The limited amount of academic writing that students learn in school may not be what they need for the workplace, argue some experts and employers.
September 26, 2018 – Education Week
Alabama, Michigan, South Carolina, and Wisconsin require all students to take the WorkKeys exam to measure reading and writing skills for work.
September 26, 2018 – Education Week

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