New emails show that an investigation of race-based admissions in at least one university are getting support and direction at the top levels of the Justice Department's civil rights division.


Programs that prepare young people for middle-skill jobs must avoid tracking, and should balance industry-specific preparation with more generalizable skills to equip students for a changing workplace, according to a new set of guidelines proposed by a congressional committee.


The U.S. Department of Justice is asking a national college-counseling group for information about possible antitrust violations in its ethics policy.


Part of its recently announced $1.7 billion investment in K-12, the foundation is looking for groups to keep tabs on networks trying out different approaches to improve middle and high schools.


A new study raises questions about how easily states can use the SAT or ACT instead of their required high school achievement tests.


Illinois is making plans that would allow adults to earn high school equivalency without passing tests like the GED.


Florida will allow students displaced by Hurricane Maria to earn Puerto Rican diplomas in their newly adopted Florida schools. The decision addresses concerns that students might not be prepared to pass Florida graduation exams.


A bill in the New Mexico legislature would add a new high school graduation requirement for students: They'd have to have a plan to go to college or enroll in a training program.


Ohio is offering students a new option with their diplomas: They can earn a "career readiness" seal by learning and demonstrating job skills like collaboration and having a good work ethic.


The author of a new study on jobs and automation predicts that technology will create more jobs than it will eliminate, and says that it is more essential than ever for business and government to invest in training and retraining workers.


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