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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

08/07 03:42 pm | Students With Disabilities Sue ACT Over Release of Personal Information | A lawsuit against ACT Inc. claims that the company illegally discloses students' disability status to colleges and scholarships organizations.

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Inflammatory campaign rhetoric has made this presidential election a challenging one to teach, educators say.
September 14, 2016 – Education Week
Students in dual-enrollment programs are often told they will be able to transfer the credits they earn to college, but it doesn't happen.
September 7, 2016 – Education Week
Will the NAACP and the Movement for Black Lives' demands to halt new charters sway black support for the sector?
August 31, 2016 – Education Week
A significant increase in the number of students taking the ACT college-readiness test may help explain the slight dip in scores for 2016, says ACT.
August 31, 2016 – Education Week
As participation booms in the SAT and ACT, there’s been little notice of an opposite trend: the quiet slipping away of the SAT Subject Tests.
August 24, 2016 – Education Week
The District of Columbia school system wants to help close an "enrichment gap" by paying for students to travel internationally before they graduate.
August 24, 2016 – Education Week
Colleges are working harder to provide summer experiences for top high school students who may be the first in their families to attend college.
July 20, 2016 – Education Week
Aspiring college students can apply for federal financial aid three months earlier this year, but colleges won't necessarily follow suit with speedy aid decisions—at least in this first year.
July 20, 2016 – Education Week
To address absenteeism, it's not enough to just look at numbers of school days students miss, write Russell Rumberger and Michael Gottfried.
June 8, 2016 – Education Week
Katherine and Kenia were among the recent surge of Central American children fleeing to the U.S. Now they're graduating from high school.
June 8, 2016 – Education Week

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