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April 23, 2015

Rigorous College and Career Pathways Need Strengthening, Researchers Say

Truly rigorous career and technical education programs are still rare, even as student participation in them has soared. Researchers profile CTE programs in five states to illustrate key qualities that good programs should include.

March 18, 2015

NSF Fellow Pairs Art, Astronomy to Hook Girls on Science

Exoplanet researcher Aomawa Shields searches for the right "atmospheres" to nurture life, and to encourage girls to pursue science careers themselves.

January 21, 2015

State of the Union Address Sparks Cautionary Reaction in Career Tech. Ed.

President Obama's call for good career and technical education programs draws praise, and caution, from the field.

January 07, 2015

Survey: Principals Differ on Definition of Computer Science

There is little agreement among high school administrators on what computer science is, how it should be taught, and what kind of requirement it should fulfill, says a recent survey.

December 09, 2014

Fusing Career, Academic Skills Benefits Students, Study Finds

A study of a program to prepare students for careers and college shows that students earn more credits in high school and have greater confidence in their career and life skills than their peers in regular programs.

March 17, 2014

Washington State Lawmakers OK Increase in Graduation Requirements

The measure would increase course requirements in science, foreign languages, and the arts.

February 06, 2014

ACT Cites 'New STEM Gap': Interest v. Intention

Nearly one in 10 high school graduates showed preference for STEM-type activities but indicated they had no interest in a STEM career, according to a new report.

January 31, 2014

Texas Officially Drops Algebra 2 Requirement for Graduation

With a 14 to 1 vote, the Texas Board of Education officially dropped Algebra 2 as a graduation requirement for most high school students.

October 28, 2013

Illinois Grant to Support New Maritime-Focused High School

A new grant will support the work of an alternative high school opening next year in Chicago that is focused on maritime studies.

October 22, 2013

Survey Highlights Shortage of Job Applicants With a STEM Background

The United States lacks eligible job candidates with STEM degrees, in spite of rising demand, according to Bayer's latest Facts of Science Survey.

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