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October 23, 2014

Career Tech Programs Work to Strengthen Employer-School Partnerships

At a conference this week, leaders from New Jersey and Virginia share efforts to engage local employers in career technical education efforts in high schools.

August 26, 2014

California Struggles to Define Career Readiness

As state officials and educators work on changes to the state's accountability system, just how to measure high school students' readiness for the world of work is being debated.

August 14, 2013

Leveraging the Most From High School Internships

Experts offer advice on how interns can stay in touch with mentors, get job evaluations, and leverage the most from summer work experience.

September 18, 2012

Report Chronicles Job Demand for Career and Technical Fields

A new report examines the demand for middle-income jobs that require career and technical training and offers recommendations for encouraging pathways.

September 06, 2012

Leveraging Internships for More Than Resume Building

A survey reveals experience in internships builds resumes, but not always gives real-world work experience.

July 03, 2012

Court Ruling Puts New Gainful-Employment Regulation on Hold

A federal judge declared a portion of the new gainful employment rules are career-training programs without basis, putting implementation up in the air.

June 28, 2012

New Tool Allows Easy Search of Career-Technical Program Performance

American Institutes for Research offers free to for reviewing career-technical program performance by state.

June 26, 2012

Five Percent of For-Profit Career-Training Programs Fail Early Test

The U.S. Department of Education today released data that show 5 percent of career-training programs don't meet any of the three requirements of the new federal gainful-employment rule. The regulations that measure students' ability to pay back loans and make money after graduation apply to all car...

June 22, 2012

Administration Makes Economic Case for College

US Department of Treasury releases report highlighting economic value of college on same day President Obama urges Congress to keep student loan rates affordable.

June 19, 2012

New Network Forms to Encourage Pathways from Education to Careers

While the new Common Core State Standards emphasize college and career readiness, some feel "career" has not gotten the attention it needs. Today, a network of educators and policy advocates announced it will be working together with a handful of states to make sure students find opportunities throu...

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