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Seeking answers to the big question: Are students ready to thrive after graduation?
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.
March 28, 2018
Riding the bus. Making friends. Most of all, this Indianapolis program teaches independence.
About 15 students are in Project SITE, which is designed to prepare students with intellectual disabilities for life after school.
March 28, 2018
New York City students can now pass Spanish exam on path to graduation
The change may help non-native English speakers earn a diploma.
outside the box
March 23, 2018
Program to bring back dropout students is one of 10 new ideas Jeffco is investing in
The district announced the winners of the innovation fund competition this month.
March 15, 2018
Strike vote by Denver teachers no longer imminent due to contract extension
District officials agreed to the union’s request to extend the current agreement until January 2019.
On the brink
March 14, 2018
Denver teachers union leaders vote to call for a strike vote if pay negotiations fail
“Teachers don’t think the district is taking them seriously."
March 13, 2018
In-state tuition bill for Tennessee’s undocumented immigrants clears first legislative hurdle
The bill would provide in-state tuition to any student who attends a Tennessee high school for at least three years, regardless of their immigration status.
March 8, 2018
Meet the Staten Island elementary school determined to start college-readiness in kindergarten
One Staten Island elementary school has embarked on a bold new experiment to prepare students for life after high school as soon as possible.
February 22, 2018
I was an attorney representing school districts in contract talks. Here’s why I hope the Supreme Court doesn’t weaken teachers unions.
Based on my experience, I have this to say to those hoping the Court will strike down these "agency fees" and weaken unions: be careful what you wish for.
February 12, 2018
Workforce training programs may soon look different in Memphis schools
A proposed revamp of career and technical education will be presented this month to the school board for Shelby County Schools.
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