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Careers bring real world into classrooms

Educators have long stressed the importance of showing students how classwork connects to future careers. And this year, the importance of forging real-world connections is taking center stage at the Association for Career and Technical Education’s annual CareerTech Vision Conference.

DA’s annual Education Outlook survey

How will the major trends in education affect school districts in 2016? How will new standards, technology and changing demographics impact success? We want your opinion—please follow the link to participate in the 10-question, 5-minute survey. Results will be published in our January 2016 Look Ahead edition and online.

Raining jackpot funds in Texas district

Superintendent John Rouse sits on a jackpot of sorts—chief of Rains ISD in a community not far from Dallas, he says a little luck helped his district acquire about $8 million. The story starts two centuries ago.

DA’s annual Education Outlook survey

How will the major trends in education affect school districts in 2016? How will new standards, technology and changing demographics impact success? We want your opinion—please follow the link to participate in the 10-question, 5-minute survey. Results will be published in our January 2016 Look Ahead edition and online.

DA’s annual Education Outlook survey

How will the major trends in education affect school districts in 2016? How will new standards, technology and changing demographics impact success? We want your opinion—please follow the link to participate in the 10-question, 5-minute survey. Results will be published in our January 2016 Look Ahead edition and online.

Report: Common Core assignments not up to par

It’s been five years since many states adopted more rigorous college and career readiness standards, but most classroom assignments do not meet the high bar that was established, according to a report from The Education Trust.

Report: Suspensions widen achievement gap

Disproportionate suspension rates for black students and disabled students have created a national “discipline gap,” making it more difficult for these students to succeed academically, according to the Center for Civil Rights Remedies at UCLA.

New laws press for charter school accountability

Recent surges in charter enrollment—and reported scandals—have led some states to pass new laws that seek more accountability from the schools, their administrators and their sponsors.

Hands-on PD solidifies tech skills

The need to teach technology and “current century” skills (formally known as 21st century skills) is well documented. Establishing these proficiencies in our students is not just critical to the next generation of job-seekers, but to the economic health of the nation overall.

Early-college high schools expands opportunity for the underserved

As school districts around the country experiment with various reforms aimed to increase graduation rates and prepare student for college, one such initiative already has established a proven track record of success.

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