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Students in Mount View High School teacher Amber Shirley’s math class work on an assignment.

Can putting the least-experienced teachers in the highest-risk schools ever result in success?

A district seeks teachers who will put down roots and stay

Microsoft employees in Redmond, Washington. With a huge shortage of college graduates in data and computer science, tech companies are taking matters into their own hands and providing education directly to prospective tech workers.

Impatient with universities’ slow pace of change, employers go around them

Tech companies are sidestepping the middleman and creating their own courses

How a struggling school for Native Americans doubled its graduation rate

Infusing Native culture into the curriculum and drawing on local leadership makes all the difference

A special education student at South Hills High School takes an online quiz about RNA. The district’s reforms to special education have included making sure students use the same textbooks as their general education peers.

How one district solved its special education dropout problem

Efforts to remove the stigma for students with disabilities have paid off

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A little girl’s school helps her deal with trauma at home

At home, schizophrenia, addiction and violence. At school, grown-ups who care

In this 2013 photo, Shannan Van Houten, a physician assistant, gives medical care to a patient at Golden Valley Health Center, CareNow, in Modesto, California. Physician assistant is a fast-growing and well-paid profession that is expected to add an estimated 39,700 jobs over the next decade.

Without changes in education, the future of work will leave more people behind

New Bureau of Labor Statistics data shows big employment gains in health care, social aid

Making ‘Big Data’ useful rather than scary for teachers

How one district created a system to make data “a flashlight, not a hammer”

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