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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.

High School & Beyond Blog

05/24 04:25 pm | U.S. Ed. Dept. Warns Districts to Step Up Student Privacy Protections for SAT, ACT | New guidance from the U.S. Education Department warns states and districts that they risk violating federal data-privacy laws if they don't abide by key practices when ...

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The thousands who left their schools nationwide to mark the Feb. 14 shootings in Parkland, Fla., rode a dramatic wave of youth activism tinged with sadness about those killed in their schools and communities.
March 21, 2018 – Education Week
K-12 leaders need to prepare for what may be a massive student walkout tied to ending gun violence and school shootings. Here's a primer on students' rights to participate, what districts' responsibilities are for keeping them safe, and alternatives to leaving campus.
March 9, 2018 – Education Week
George Garcia, a former foster-care child now mentoring foster students in college, found his way into academically challenging classes through friends. Many bright foster-care students aren't so lucky.
March 7, 2018 – Education Week
Civics often takes a backseat in schools, but educators say the Marjory Stoneman Douglas students-turned-activists are setting a powerful model for civic engagement.
March 7, 2018 – Education Week
The surviving students of the Parkland shooting have turned grief into action by entering the gun control debate. Teachers should take note, writes educator Jennifer Gunn.
March 2, 2018 – Education Week
A rigorous curriculum program imported from the United Kingdom is challenging AP and IB as it becomes increasingly popular in U.S. schools.
February 28, 2018 – Education Week
Eighth grader Ian Michael Brock wants to make sure the next billion-dollar tech company is launched by a young person like him. He’s taken matters into his own hands.
February 20, 2018 – Education Week
In South Carolina and elsewhere, new concierge services are smoothing the way for businesses and schools to create real-world work opportunities for students.
February 14, 2018 – Education Week
The revelations about District of Columbia schools have unleashed a wave of questions about the pressures and incentives built into U.S. high schools, and fueled nagging doubts that states’ rising high school graduation rates—and the country’s all-time-high rate of 84 percent—aren’t what they seem.
February 28, 2018 – Education Week
The uncharacteristic silence of education’s accountability hawks on Washington’s fraudulent graduation rate reveals their partisan blinders, writes Erika Sanzi.
February 8, 2018 – Education Week

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