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October 04, 2018

Why ESSA Misses Hundreds of Low-Graduation-Rate High Schools

At nearly half a million students' high schools, half or more of the freshmen disappear before graduation, and federal law doesn't require those schools to get better, according to a new study.

September 07, 2018

SAT Stumbles in Getting Federal Approval as High School Achievement Test

Federal education officials have notified Connecticut that they can't fully approve its use of the SAT as a high school achievement test. It's a glimpse of where the college-entrance exam could falter in its bid to gain new ground in the K-12 world.

March 07, 2018

North Dakota Is First State to Let Districts Use ACT Instead of State Exam

North Dakota has become the first state in the country to take advantage of a new kind of assessment flexibility: It won federal permission to give school districts the right to substitute the ACT for the state's own required high school test.

November 06, 2017

Republican Tax Proposal Dumps Key College Deductions

The tax reform bill unveiled by House Republicans last week ends a popular deduction: for interest paid on student loans.

June 14, 2017

Trump Makes a Big Push for High School Apprenticeships

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.

February 15, 2017

Washington State Holds Fundraiser to Pay for AP Exam Fees

Washington state has come up with a novel way to respond to the loss of federal funding for AP exam fees: It's holding a massive fundraiser.

January 27, 2017

Trump's Infrastructure Plan: A Fleeting Jobs Boost for HS Grads, Dropouts

President Donald Trump's $1 trillion infrastructure proposal would create a jobs boom for workers with high school educations or less, but that boom would be only temporary, a new study says.

September 13, 2016

Perkins Career and Tech Ed Law Reauthorization Passed by U.S. House

The U.S. House of Representatives approved the first reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act in a decade. The Senate hasn't acted on its version of the bill yet.

September 12, 2016

White House High School Summit Highlights Work of States, Districts

The second annual White House Summit on Next Generation High Schools showcased the plans and the ongoing work of states and districts trying to make high school more challenging and engaging.

July 25, 2016

Sen. Tim Kaine, Big Backer of Career Tech Ed, is Hillary Clinton's Running Mate

Tim Kaine, Hillary Clinton's pick for vice president, has a record of supporting career and technical education as a U.S. senator from Virginia.

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