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A California company has created a new prize worth more than $500,000 to reward the teachers and programs that train students for careers in skilled trades such as auto repair and carpentry.


A new "pay for success" funding model is being used to support a cluster of career and technical education programs.


Pennsylvania has a new law that allows career and technical education students to skip the state's high school exit exams.


A new online "dashboard" summarizes and rates states' plans for high school accountability.


A scoring mistake by Pearson allowed 10 Mississippi students to graduate from high school, and the state says it won't revoke those diplomas.


The hacker who prompted federal officials to shut down the FAFSA data-retrieval tool was allegedly aiming for Donald Trump's tax information, according to court records.


A federal audit finds that Alabama inflated its high school graduation rate by counting alternative diplomas, students who hadn't earned enough credit and, in one case, a student who had died.


Colorado will no longer administer the full PARCC exam to students.


President Trump signed an executive order Thursday to create a new channel of approval for apprenticeships. He is calling on Congress to expand the allowable uses of student aid, so students can use the support for "earn while you learn" programs.


Donald Trump, famous in his pre-presidential years as host of television's "The Apprentice," has launched a major initiative to create high school apprenticeships that can feed the jobs pipeline.


The Gallup organization, which has been polling college students and alumni for years, pulls together their findings to offer key tips and advice for young people planning for college.


Leaders in business and government called Wednesday for an intense focus on developing apprenticeship programs and other pathways that can lead young people to good jobs and meet the labor market's need for skilled workers.


Harvard has reversed its decision to accept at least 10 students after their provocative postings on Facebook.


A mixup with the ACT in Ohio and Tennessee jeopardized the college-admission scores of nearly 2,800 students, but the ACT has reversed its decision to withhold those scores.


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