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Seeking answers to the big question: Are students ready to thrive after graduation?
July 13, 2018
Tennessee’s career readiness program expands beyond high school
Six years after the state launched Pathways Tennessee, a career readiness effort for high school students, the program is growing and rebranding as…
July 12, 2018
The future of education reform in Indiana is pushing career-readiness to the forefront
The goal is set up non-college-bound students for gainful employment in high-demand areas.
July 5, 2018
Amid renewed focus on job training in high school, Memphis students consider their options
Students at Melrose High School cited health sciences, criminal justice, and business management as their top career fields in an informal survey.
June 26, 2018
Low-income Indiana students could qualify for college scholarships — but most don’t even apply
About 46 percent of eligible Indiana students signed up for 21st Century Scholars in 2017.
June 25, 2018
To reinvent career education, these Indiana districts are making up their own rules
The “Coalition of Continuous Improvement School Districts” got go-ahead to start planning earlier this month.
June 21, 2018
Trump’s education department merger plan echoes Indiana priorities under Pence, Holcomb
Across the country, connections between workforce and K-12 education have been increasingly emphasized.
June 18, 2018
Emanuel touts Chicago grads’ successes in defense of CPS
In three commencement speeches, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has touted post-high school success, underscoring a prime education goal that he’s prioritized for more…
May 29, 2018
Indianapolis makes a ‘promise’ of free college for some students
Indy Achieves will include scholarships for Marion County graduates and grants for current college students.
schools of the future
May 23, 2018
What does the ‘future of work’ mean for schools? Big claims leave educators with more questions than answers
Dig into common claims about our changing and you end up knee-deep in mixed messages and muddled statistics. What now?
May 23, 2018
In his last year as governor, Tennessee’s Haslam picked for national education award
Gov. Bill Haslam is being honored for his policy work to expand college access for Tennessee students and prepare them for the workforce.
beyond high school
May 9, 2018
Here’s where you can find new workforce training classes in Memphis
Altogether, the district have about 180 courses to attract more students to its programs.
April 19, 2018
One big upside of career and tech programs? They push more kids to graduate
At these CTE schools, low-income students were 21 percentage points more likely to graduate than their similar peers at typical high schools.
April 12, 2018
Newark looks to build school-to-work ‘pipeline’ by boosting vocational education
Newark school officials want to revamp the district's "archaic" vocational programs so that students are prepared for well-paying jobs.
chasing a diploma
April 9, 2018
New York state inches closer to a new arts assessment that can be used on students’ path to graduation
New York state officials are trying to create a new arts assessment that can be used as one diploma requirement.
navigating the maze
Updated April 2, 2018
This small nudge can help students avoid high schools with low graduation rates, according to a new study
A new study provides insight into how relatively small interventions can change the behavior of city students as they sift choose among more than 400 high schools.
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