Friday March 29, 2013by Kathryn Young
“High school and college have been working so well together in our county, we wanted them to get married.” So quipped Dr. Austin Obasahan, Superintendent of Duplin County (NC) Schools to D.C. policymakers last Wednesday. But can high school and college really come together in a successful union for high school students? Data show a resounding “yes...
Thursday March 21, 2013
Re-energizing a Perkins Act Reauthorization: Law Should Better Reflect Innovations in Career and Technical Educationby Kathryn Young
February was National Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month, so it seems appropriate to acknowledge and continue this celebration of college and career readiness by renewing our call for the reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act, the federal grant that provides critical funding for these programs in public...
Thursday February 14, 2013by Kathryn Young
In 2008, federal regulations for the first time required measurement of and progress on more accurate cohort graduation rates in every state for each subgroup of students. Although the U.S. Department of Education has informed states that these regulations still apply under NCLB waivers, for the 34 states (and DC) with waivers from No Child Left...
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