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September 16, 2014

New York May Ease Test Requirements for Graduation

The state Board of Regents considers letting students swap one of the social studies exams for a test in career-technical education or the arts.

August 26, 2014

California Struggles to Define Career Readiness

As state officials and educators work on changes to the state's accountability system, just how to measure high school students' readiness for the world of work is being debated.

June 20, 2014

Thousands of Young Historians Convene for National Competition

At the annual National History Day competition going on at the University of Maryland this week, 3,000 middle and high school students showcased original historical research, presenting and defending their exhibits, papers, performances, websites, and documentaries for panels of judges.

June 06, 2014

ACT to Feature New Indicators for Career Readiness, Understanding Complex Texts

Starting in the spring of 2015, ACT exam results will include new indicators on students' career readiness and ability to understand complex texts.

April 25, 2014

A Closer Look at Winning Plans for Federal High School Redesign Grants

School leaders like the integration of career and academic work, professional development and personalization seen in many of the 24 high school grant winners from the Youth CareerConnect competition.

April 07, 2014

Secondary-Level School Administrators Make Voices Heard on Capitol Hill

Top assistant principals from across the country lobbied their representatives to support technology, professional development, and the common core.

March 14, 2014

The New SAT: What Will It Look Like for Math?

Here's a look at what the revisions to the SAT mean for the math portion and what two math experts think of the changes.

February 26, 2014

Employers Say Knowledge, Skills Matter Far More Than Major or Alma Mater

A new survey of business leaders finds just 1 in 10 strongly agree that colleges are graduating students with skills to meet their business needs.

February 06, 2014

ACT Cites 'New STEM Gap': Interest v. Intention

Nearly one in 10 high school graduates showed preference for STEM-type activities but indicated they had no interest in a STEM career, according to a new report.

January 13, 2014

Federal Hearing Highlights Private-Sector Efforts to Promote STEM Education

At a congressional hearing, the heads of STEM education programs and high school students discussed private-sector efforts to engage young people in the STEM fields.

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