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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

06/15 12:32 am | Alternative High Schools: A Call for Better Accountability | States must figure out new, fairer ways of holding alternative high schools accountable for graduation, a new study argues.

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Interact with the charts below to see how graduation rates for U.S. students, and different student populations, have changed over time and how your state's graduation rate compares.
December 7, 2017 – Education Week
Illinois sparks controversy by setting its bar for proficiency higher than the college-readiness score on the SAT.
November 17, 2017 – Education Week
A long-running California program teaches parents how to advocate for their children and navigate a sometimes-unfamiliar school system.
November 15, 2017 – Education Week
GreatSchools.org, whose reviews are seen by more than 50 million people, is expanding its ratings indicators to provide a more nuanced statistical portrait of schools.
November 15, 2017 – Education Week
Fewer freshmen are failing at Summit High School, thanks to a program that trains juniors and seniors to mentor younger peers.
November 1, 2017 – Education Week
Getting high schoolers out the door isn’t enough, writes a principal about his high school’s “astounding” college attendance record.
October 25, 2017 – Education Week
Mentors can be powerful sources of support for students, but it's not easy to recruit and retain volunteers for the long haul.
October 18, 2017 – Education Week
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 – Education Week
A record number of students from the class of 2017 took the revised SAT. But don’t try comparing this year’s scores to last year’s.
October 3, 2017 – Education Week
This year's gains were especially notable for Hispanic students, whose college-readiness scores rose even as they took the exam in greater numbers.
September 13, 2017 – Education Week

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