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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

02/08 12:09 am | First-Generation College Students Face Extra Challenges in High School, Too | Students whose parents didn't go to college are more likely to take fewer challenging courses when they're in high school, a new research brief shows.

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The recent cheating scandals that rocked schools in New York and Georgia exacted a toll on students whose scores were fudged, according to researchers.
April 27, 2016 – Education Week
For many students, cellphones have become a modern security blanket and an impediment to learning, warns former Montana teacher of the year Steve Gardiner.
April 27, 2016 – Education Week
Indiana has become the latest state to seek to curb persistent teacher shortages by offering college-tuition dollars to students who go into teaching.
April 20, 2016 – Education Week
California's second-largest district is recruiting nearly 2,000 minority and low-income students it says should be in Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate courses.
April 13, 2016 – Education Week
The Building Assets-Reducing Risks program now being tested in Maine is among a handful of promising ideas that started as federal i3 grants.
March 23, 2016 – Education Week
Funds from the Investing in Innovation program have helped some rural high schools in North Carolina to ramp up their dual-enrollment efforts.
March 23, 2016 – Education Week
A Chicago study finds that when students who are "big fish" in their neighborhood schools move to higher-achieving ones, they may pay an academic price.
March 16, 2016 – Education Week
Most of the registered test-takers blocked from taking the new SAT on March 5 worked for tutoring companies.
March 9, 2016 – Education Week
As the state testing landscape shifts with the Every Student Succeeds Act, the military could see greater access for its optional aptitude test and career-exploration program.
February 24, 2016 – Education Week
February 17, 2016 – Education Week

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