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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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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
A Native American dream catcher created for the survivors of the Columbine High School mass shooting became a healing symbol for many other school shooting survivors in the 20 years since.
July 19, 2018 – Education Week
In its quest to cut red tape, the administration has its eyes set on regulations meant to steer youths and adults with disabilities to jobs where they work alongside those without disabilities.
July 18, 2018 – Education Week
High school and college students are less likely to volunteer or give to charity today than they were 15 years ago, an analysis of U.S. Census data finds.
July 18, 2018 – Education Week
The latest nominee for the nation’s highest court attended the exclusive Georgetown Preparatory School, as did one sitting justice. But there’s a 5-4 split when it comes to public and private school alumni among the current nine justices.
July 12, 2018 – Education Week

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