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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

02/13 06:22 pm | What I Learned From Helping Students Build Résumé and Interview Skills | High school students often don't recognize the value employers might see in their life experiences. We, the adults in students' lives, have a role to play in helping ...

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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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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
Media observers brace for a fresh wave of movies, television shows, novels, and other works that plumb the topic of school violence for pathos, horror, and even dark comedy.
August 29, 2018 – Education Week
The lawsuit alleges that the testmaker "stigmatizes" student with disabilities by flagging their test scores for colleges.
August 22, 2018 – Education Week
Between all-nighters, overworked school counselors, and academic stress, students aren’t getting the support they need, writes Gabrielle Weber.
August 16, 2018 – Education Week
Public school counselors are overworked and under-resourced—and that’s a big problem for students, writes Alanna Fuschillo.
August 14, 2018 – Education Week
Attorney General Jeff Sessions laughed off and repeated a "Lock Her Up" chant during a speech Tuesday at a high school leadership summit.
July 24, 2018 – Education Week

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