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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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12/12 10:28 am | Sudden SAT Score Gains Don't Change Students' College Choices | Retaking the SAT and scoring 100 points higher doesn't change students' thinking about where they should apply to college, a new study finds.

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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
Researchers examined nearly 22,000 pieces of class work in hundreds of schools. More than 70 percent of those assignments were below grade level, according to a new report from a teacher-training group.
October 3, 2018 – Education Week
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

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