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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.

High School & Beyond Blog

05/16 12:22 am | Does Higher Ed Really Pay Off? New Gates-Funded Commission Aims to Find Out | As the cost of college rises and students go deeper into debt, families are increasingly asking whether higher education is worth the cost. A new commission is tasked with ...

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Literacy for the Workplace
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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Quiz Yourself: How Much Do You Know About Adolescent Learners?
What are the areas of opportunity in middle school math, how effective is instilling growth mindsets among adolescent learners, and are high school students reading books at the appropriate grade level?

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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
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

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