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September 06, 2018

The Tangled Web: The High School Diploma, College and Career Readiness Standards and Career and Technical Education

Marc Tucker looks at how low bars for college and career readiness standards, career and technical education and high school graduation requirements are leaving U.S. students two and three years behind their peers in top-performing systems.

May 30, 2018

Most Students Aren't on Grade Level, Here's What to Do About It

With more than 6 in 10 students not performing on grade-level in U.S. schools, Marc Tucker looks at how we build an education system that actually leaves no student behind.

September 27, 2017

Using the SAT as a High School Exit Exam? Not Such a Good Idea

Despite its use by a growing number of states and districts, Marc Tucker weighs in on why the SAT may not be the best measurement for college readiness.

July 13, 2017

For Applied Learning to Work, a National Effort Is Required

To effectively connect rigorous academic education with applied learning, Marc Tucker calls for a unified effort by states, the federal government and the nation's leading foundations.

June 22, 2017

What Does It Mean to Be Career Ready? ESSA Plans Offer an Answer

Marc Tucker discusses why state efforts to define work readiness and build stronger career and technical education systems are missing the mark.

May 04, 2017

'How Do I Pick the Right College, Grandpa?'

Marc Tucker recounts a recent conversation with his grandson on how to choose the right college and career.

March 29, 2017

Accountability, College & Career Readiness: Is This the Best We Can Do?

Marc Tucker reviews a new report from the Council of Chief State School Officers on accountability and college and career readiness and argues that policy makers should reach higher.

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