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July 31, 2015

Students Report Weak Support Systems for College, Career Preparation

A new poll shows that few students have adequate counseling and other supports to help them shape college and career goals.

July 30, 2015

Beyond Graduation Rates: Holding High Schools Accountable

As Congress tries to rewrite No Child Left Behind, a new paper argues that high school accountability should be based on more than test scores and graduation rates.

July 23, 2015

High Schools Fall Short Preparing Students For College, Survey Finds

A new survey conducted for Achieve shows that most college instructors and employers believe students come to campus and the workplace with at least some gaps in preparation.

July 15, 2015

Middle Schools Look for Ways to Connect Students with College and Careers

Granite Valley Middle School in Monson, Mass., entered into a partnership with four nearby colleges to build connections between the 5-8th grade students and the campuses.

July 15, 2015

A New Blog About College- and Career-Readiness

Education Week launches a new blog, focusing on the forces that shape adolescents' pathways to college and career.

July 06, 2015

Connecting Talent with Opportunity: Better HR Platforms and Career Education

If education is about talent development, we need to radically improve how we recruit, hire and develop educators, and this demands much better talent platforms and human resource information systems. In general, better career education would inform learning and work choices. Following are six, strategies to improve career education in K-12 including expanding CTE academies, encouraging maker driven learning, encouraging career awareness in grades 6-12.

June 18, 2015

CTE and STEM Education: Two Sides of the Same Vital Coin

As more states, districts, and schools seek to increase STEM education, many are already offering innovative career and technical education (CTE) programs that impart critical academic and employability skills.

June 05, 2015

Education May Not Be Enough to Ensure Financial Health, Study Finds

New research out of the University of Kentucky puts less emphasis on financial education and more on pairing it with real-life experience.

April 23, 2015

Rigorous College and Career Pathways Need Strengthening, Researchers Say

Truly rigorous career and technical education programs are still rare, even as student participation in them has soared. Researchers profile CTE programs in five states to illustrate key qualities that good programs should include.

April 22, 2015

Report Pushes for New Look at STEM Definition, Training

The National Science Board issues a new report that seeks to broaden the term, "STEM workforce," and also calls for well-rounded STEM education, even in non-STEM fields.

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