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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.

April 01, 2015

Students Ask Big Questions at Science Leadership Academy

Science Leadership Academy in Philadelphia is transforming the opportunity set for 500 urban students, with an inquiry-based approach and an emphasis on technology.

March 16, 2015

What Should High School Graduates Know and Be Able to Do?

Districts can't rely solely on graduation requirements and state test scores as a proxy for quality education aims and measures. Students and community members deserve a more compelling and complete set of goals and metrics. It remains challenging to describe the aims and measures of a rigorous well-rounded education. Here are some examples of schools and districts setting the bar beyond basic reading, writing, and math.

March 11, 2015

Addressing Disconnect Between Student Skills and Employer Needs

Speakers at the SXSWedu conference in Austin discuss why recent graduates' skills often fall short of employer demands and how to solve the growing problem.

March 06, 2015

Most Likely To Succeed: A Film About What School Could Be

With stubbornly high levels of young adult unemployment and underemployment, "Most Likely To Succeed" explores the broken bargain that diplomas equal employability. As a conversation starter, the movie is among the best edu-documentaries ever produced. The star of the film is High Tech High in San Diego, a place where teachers have the freedom to shape projects that culminate in public exhibitions.

March 03, 2015

Elementary Schools Partner With Hospital for 'Mini Med School' Program

Michigan recognizes elementary schools for an innovative program that invites surgical teams from local hospitals to demonstrate procedures and expose students to medical careers.

February 20, 2015

Let's Get Real: Deeper Learning at Work

Workplace experiences can help students develop the cognitive, interpersonal, and intrapersonal competencies they need in the future, says Nancy Hoffman of Jobs for the Future.

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