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Federal Push for Tech Training

May 07, 2017
Source: Bluefield Daily Telegraph

Two principals of area high school career and technical education centers say a federal effort to provide more funding would help their programs and the students they serve. “One of the major...

Under Trump, Ed-Tech Leadership Is Big Question Mark

May 05, 2017
Source: Education Week

Two and a half years later, Obama is out of office. His successor, Donald Trump, has focused his K-12 education agenda around school choice and local control. While new Secretary of Education Betsy...

Senators Seek Money for Technical Education

May 05, 2017
Source: Herald-Star

Each year, thousands of college graduates discover little more than a mountain of debt awaiting them, as many find it increasingly difficult to obtain viable employment with the four-year degrees...

Grad Rate Continues Rising with Pockets of Despair

May 04, 2017
Source: THE Journal

For the fifth year running, the country saw a lift in its national high school graduation rate, growing to 83.2 percent in 2015 from 82.3 percent in 2014. But growth at that pace is too slow to reach...

Reaching 90% Grad Rate Unlikely Without an Acute Focus on Low-Income, Minority Kids, Report Finds

May 03, 2017
Source: The 74

As the national high school graduation rate continues to rise — it hit a record 83.2 percent last year — the leaders of a campaign to raise that number to 90 percent by 2020 said Wednesday they...

Kaine Leads Senate Push for Greater Emphasis on Career, Technical Education

May 03, 2017
Source: Augusta Free Press

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA), founding member of the Senate Career and Technical Education (CTE) Caucus, led U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-OH), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), and...

Is the High School Graduation Rate Inflated? No, Study Says

May 03, 2017
Source: Education Week

Watered-down graduation requirements, mistaken calculations, and push-outs of unsuccessful students may have falsely boosted high school graduation rates in a few states, but are not widespread...

Michigan’s Federal School Compliance Plan Will ‘Negatively Impact’ Disabled Students, Calley Says

May 02, 2017
Source: Michigan Live

Lt. Gov. Brian Calley says a federal compliance plan from the Michigan Department of Education would not “meaningfully account” for students with disabilities and needs additional work...

School District Destination: Deeper Learning

April 18, 2017
Source: District Administration

Educators have offered instruction that goes beyond the rote for many years, but the concept of deeper learning has recently grown in scope as higher education and the economy demand a more complex...

New Guide Offers Rural Schools Strategies for Going Personalized

April 17, 2017
Source: EdSurge

More than half of public school districts in the U.S. are rural, and now the Future Ready Schools (FRS) program wants to help them personalize learning. The organization has released a guidebook of...

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