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.
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April 23, 2015
April 15, 2015
Nearly 200 colleges and universities agree to let students skip remedial courses if they score at the "college ready" level on the Smarter Balanced assessment.
March 31, 2015
A new study finds that few states link their college-readiness tests to meaningful supports or opportunities for students.
March 26, 2015
A Florida legislative panel approves a bill that would suspend a no-social-promotion policy that became nationally influential.
March 10, 2015
Two Colorado colleges are the first to decide to consider PARCC scores in course-placement decisions.
February 05, 2015
Last week, Republican state Sen. William Ligon introduced a resolution calling on the College Board to return its previous course framework.
January 07, 2015
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
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.
October 08, 2014
The decision puts teeth into an abstract promise: that the consortium's 11th grade "college ready" score actually connotes college readiness.
September 17, 2014
The Texas state board of education is considering requiring Advanced Placement U.S. History courses to follow the state curriculum rather than the framework laid out by the test developers, reports the Associated Press.