The awards come at a turning point for career and technical education, as it gains support for its potential to help students stay more engaged in learning with hands-on work, while acquiring job skills.
The testing company had come under fire for making it tough to get accommodations on its college-entrance exam, which many states require all students to take.
Competitors to the GED continue to erode its market share after it was updated to reflect the common core, and got more expensive, too.
By discussing what leading states are doing to customize learning for students, a new report emphasizes, yet again, that personalized learning and technology-based learning aren't necessarily the same thing.
The first study to explore how well PARCC predicts college grades and remediation finds only modest correlations to both, but concludes that PARCC's cutoff score does reflect college-level work.
The U.S. Department of Education names the colleges chosen to be part of its experiment in using Pell funds to allow low-income students to earn high school and college credit simultaneously.
Building key factors in a statewide AP strategy can help states more the college-level courses available to students in a more equitable way.
While students are pleased that their scores seem to be higher on the next test, there is confusion about how the numbers will affect their college-admission prospects.
Despite more than a decade of letting students choose where to attend high school, students who live in poor neighborhoods of New York City still graduate at far lower rates than their wealthier peers.
Eight groups release a "vision statement" that pushes for K-12, higher education, workforce development and business to work together to create high-quality career-tech programs for students.