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October 30, 2018
Chicago’s Acero teachers vote 98% to authorize first-ever charter school strike
Teachers at 15 Acero schools overwhelmingly voted Tuesday evening to authorize a strike, setting the stage for the first walkout in the nation by teachers at a charter network.
October 29, 2018
Memphis’ only program for adults to get high school diploma gets lifeline from district leaders
The need for programs like adult education programs like The Excel Center is immense in Memphis.
October 5, 2018
Memphis high school’s prized planetarium still needs upgrades, but students are already fascinated by what it can do
The planetarium helps garner student interest in careers they might not have known about before, such as astronomy and aerospace engineering.
September 24, 2018
Chicago is sending more high schoolers to college — but how to get them to graduate?
Senior Tanariya Thompson, 17, said she and her friends at Michele Clark Magnet High School are constantly asking each other about where they…
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Chicago invests $12 million into expanding pathway to construction trades
A $12 million investment in Charles A. Prosser Career Academy will expand vocational training to include construction trades such as carpentry, electricity and HVAC.
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July 27, 2018
Tennessee approves its first-ever computer science standards for K-8 schools
The state Board of Education gives final approval to new tech benchmarks that will reach classrooms in the fall of 2019.
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.
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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?
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