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The school that connects STEM, badging, and life beyond the classroom
The school that connects STEM, badging, and life beyond the classroom

One school is creating STEM scholars through a unique combination of badging and internships with local industry partners.


These high schools are putting students to work — literally
These high schools are putting students to work — literally

Two La. high schools are taking college and career readiness to its logical conclusion with new jobs and training academies.


Is this model the future of college and career readiness?
Is this model the future of college and career readiness?

A career academy high school puts college and career readiness and 21st century skills to the test with on-the-job training and a new kind of learning model.


Free site uses color test to match students with careers
Free site uses color test to match students with careers

A new career-matching app is looking to introduce students as young as middle school with modern careers, closing what some have described as an exposure gap.


Inside the unique STEM school for students with learning difficulties
Inside the unique STEM school for students with learning difficulties

The nation's first STEM academy for those with social and learning difficulties focuses on both hard and soft skills, from coding to collaboration.


The innovative district where career prep is the only focus
The innovative district where career prep is the only focus

A look at technology’s role in 21st century career and technical education with forward-thinking Dr. Nivea Torres of the Connecticut Technical High School System, a career-prep high school district.


The 5 keys of any successful Career and Technical Education program
The 5 keys of any successful Career and Technical Education program

Since its inception, the discipline of Career and Technical Education (CTE) has transformed into a rigorous educational program that continues to address students’ skills and training as they enter the…


2 vital components for true college, career readiness
2 vital components for true college, career readiness

To succeed in the real world, a student must have the ability to work well with others, persevere through challenges, and make healthy choices and responsible decisions. Oftentimes these two…


What WWII pilots can teach us about math education
What WWII pilots can teach us about math education

Thirty-four years after its predecessor program became the most viewed series in PBS history, Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson, is introducing a new generation of viewers…


How to get STEM students to ‘poke the universe’ again
How to get STEM students to ‘poke the universe’ again

Steve Woodhead, manager of global social investment for Chevron, said the energy corporation is trying to address a big problem in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).…


Is the U.S. losing the tech race?
Is the U.S. losing the tech race?

We've all heard the dire pronouncements: U.S. science and technology is losing ground to its global competitors because of a nationwide shortage of scientists and engineers, due primarily to the…


How our 1,000-year-old math curriculum cheats America’s kids
How our 1,000-year-old math curriculum cheats America’s kids

Imagine you had to take an art class in which you were taught how to paint a fence or a wall, but you were never shown the paintings of the…


How to teach skills for post-school success
How to teach skills for post-school success

Will every student pursue higher education? Not necessarily. Should every student be prepared for and have the choice to attend college, or pursue other types of post-high school opportunities—whether it’s…


Students need stronger college, workforce skills
Students need stronger college, workforce skills

Students are comfortable using technology, but they often lack important research and information literacy skills, according to a new survey that aims to gauge students' skills in areas critical to…


How the ‘four Cs’ fit with the Common Core
How the ‘four Cs’ fit with the Common Core

Communication, collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking are an integral part of the Common Core standards; here are free resources that can help you teach these skills.


A college readiness tool that every district should use
A college readiness tool that every district should use

The National Student Clearinghouse's StudentTracker is an invaluable service that can help districts better prepare their students for college success. The National Student Clearinghouse is a nonprofit organization founded in…


Are states measuring students’ career readiness?
Are states measuring students’ career readiness?

With a nationwide emphasis on preparing students for the workplace, accompanied by a push to use the Common Core State Standards to buoy these skills, a new report sheds light…


How the Common Core is redefining math instruction

What does teaching math look like under the Common Core standards? Lots of classroom interaction and more inquiry-based approaches to learning, according to experts who are helping schools integrate the…


ACT to launch college and career testing for elementary school students

Standardized testing is under increasing scrutiny, as proponents tout its potential for bringing accountability to education while opponents deride it as misguided and exhausting. How much testing is too much?…


Stakeholders differ on college and career readiness
Stakeholders differ on college and career readiness

A new report reveals that while teachers, parents, students, and executives believe that college- and career-readiness is essential to students’ post-high school success, the groups rate this differently in terms…