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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.
—Chris Yucos/NewsTribune/AP-File

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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A network of early-college high schools on the Texas border is nudging first-generation students onto the path to college.
June 2, 2016 – Education Week
From zookeeping to transportation logistics, Bryan High School's career classes reflect real local economic needs.
June 2, 2016 – Education Week
This STEM-focused school takes all comers and embeds its students in campuses and businesses across the city.
June 2, 2016 – Education Week
More than 2,000 parents, educators, residents, and students have offered their views on how to reshape the city's high schools.
June 2, 2016 – Education Week
Northfield High School's first-year experience illustrates how difficult it is to remake a traditional high school.
June 2, 2016 – Education Week
Alexandria Area High School was created to accommodate changes in education and technology.
June 2, 2016 – Education Week
Fayetteville High School was designed to feel more like a flexible workplace than a massive institution.
June 2, 2016 – Education Week
Eighty-two percent of the class of 2014 graduated on time, according to the most recent data from the U.S. Department of Education, but American Indian, black, and Latino students continue to trail their white peers.
June 2, 2016 – Education Week
This map includes state-by-state graduation rate data, as well as state graduation rates for historically disadvantaged racial and ethnic groups.
June 2, 2016 – Education Week
Denver Montessori Junior/Senior High School offers teenagers opportunities to run an urban farm and learn bicycle repair, along with more traditional academic studies.
June 1, 2016 – Education Week

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