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April 07, 2016

Study Finds Little Tracking, Big Graduation Boost, in Career-Tech Focus

Contrary to widespread public perception, disadvantaged students are not disproportionately placed in career-related programs, the study finds.

April 05, 2016

Only 8 Percent of Students Complete College- and Career-Ready Curriculum

Weak guidance from adults fuels course-taking patterns that don't set students up for success in college or in work, the report from Education Trust says.

March 17, 2016

To Redefine 'College Ready,' Illinois District Changes the Way It's Measured

A high school district in Illinois becomes the first to pilot a more inclusive definition of college readiness.

January 21, 2016

New Web Tool Spotlights Mismatches Between Education and Labor Market

The new website could help high school guidance counselors as they work with students to make informed decisions about their education and work plans.

January 19, 2016

State Ed. Chiefs Offer $35 Million to States for Career Preparation Initiatives

The new grant competition emphasizes creation of programs that respond to the demands of local businesses for highly skilled employees.

December 18, 2015

Will States Improve Their College- and Career-Readiness Reporting Under New ESEA?

The Every Student Succeeds Act offers new kinds of metrics to measure middle and high school success. A new study shows that few states embrace these now; Will that change under ESSA?

December 02, 2015

No Child Left Behind Rewrite Wins Support of High School Advocates

A focus on fixing high schools with low graduation rates, and a warm embrace of career and technical education fuel the endorsement of the Every Student Succeeds Act by secondary-school and CTE groups.

October 19, 2015

H.S. Diploma Often Not an Indicator of College and Career Readiness, Report Says

Just four states and the District of Columbia require students to complete college- and career-ready level courses in math and English/language arts to graduate, according to a new report.

October 15, 2015

Low-Income, Urban High Schools Producing Few STEM Graduates

A new set of data shows that the wealth, minority enrollment and location of a student's high school correlates with gaps in college enrollment and attainment.

October 06, 2015

States Push Forward to Strengthen Career Readiness

States take a variety of approaches, from regional to statewide, to bolster programs designed to pair students with good-paying jobs and answer workforce needs.

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