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December 18, 2014

High School Graduates Feel Unprepared For College and Work, Survey Finds

A national survey of about 1,300 recent high school graduates by the nonprofit Achieve finds most feel high school did not adequately challenge or prepare them for the demands of college and career.

December 16, 2014

Igniting Youth to Success through Afterschool

Research shows that investing in high-quality afterschool programs addresses many of the challenges that Minnesota and many other states face in helping youth succeed in school, work, and life.

December 09, 2014

Fusing Career, Academic Skills Benefits Students, Study Finds

A study of a program to prepare students for careers and college shows that students earn more credits in high school and have greater confidence in their career and life skills than their peers in regular programs.

November 26, 2014

Schools Urged to Teach Life Skills for Success Alongside Academics

A report from the New America Foundation underscores the importance of life skills, such as self-discipline and grit, in student success and encourages schools to focus on helping students develop them.

October 27, 2014

Leaders Work to Close Gap Between Education and Labor Market

Better communication between educators and employers is needed to address the job-skills gap, according to experts at The Close it Summit in Washington, D.C.

October 23, 2014

Career Tech Programs Work to Strengthen Employer-School Partnerships

At a conference this week, leaders from New Jersey and Virginia share efforts to engage local employers in career technical education efforts in high schools.

October 22, 2014

Chevron Partners on $20 Million STEM Education Plan

The multinational energy corporation is launching an effort to improve science, technology, engineering, and math education and training in rural Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio.

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.

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