Automation threatens jobs. Can education create new ones?

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As automation spreads through the American economy, experts say its impacts will be uneven. Key factors in determining that effect include geography and race, but likely even more important is education. With the rapid pace of technological evolution, will job training be able to keep pace?

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Opinion: Every student can be an inventor

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Inventing is a skill and every student can develop that skill. It may be cliche, but it’s true–kids are natural inventors. And once taught the skills of how to invent, there is no stopping them.

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Trying To Get Your First Job? There's A Class For That

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Look people in the eye. Smile. Shake hands. Sit up tall. Speak clearly and confidently.

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With Unfilled Jobs, Businesses Push Rural Residents Toward College

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When the Chemours chemical plant in New Johnsonville, Tenn., needed workers to maintain its high-tech machinery, it advertised for them as far as 90 miles away in Nashville in one direction and 150 miles away in Memphis on the other. It still couldn't fill the jobs.

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Hampton Roads Workforce Council Hosts Job Fair

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The Hampton Roads Workforce Council will host the annual NextGen Opportunity Fair.

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This high school aviation program aims to stave off the pilot shortage

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She took her first flight lesson at a teacher’s workshop and thought, “Wow, I can do this.” De Leon learned to fly at the age of 17. Now a science teacher at Gregorio Luperón High School for Science and Mathematics in Manhattan, he’s part of a small national program introducing students to aviation.

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From entry-level to executive, today’s jobs demand digital literacy

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It’s no secret that American workplaces are becoming more reliant on technology.

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Opinion: These high schools were the pride of their communities — and they can be again

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The American high school has played a storied, unappreciated role in our nation’s success. Through much of the last century, it served as a driver of individual mobility, economic growth, and social cohesion. The provision of universal public high schooling provided an avenue of advancement for families of modest means and over time, impoverished and discriminated communities.

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How a hands-on high school veterinary program is enriching Navajo students

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Kids don't learn unless they get a little dirty. That's the philosophy of the man who runs the career and technical education program at Monument Valley High School in Kayenta, Arizona, where students from the Navajo Nation get hands-on instruction in caring for animals. Special correspondent Lisa Stark of Education Week reports on how the program prepares students for careers, college and more.

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Colleges and businesses team up to fill demand for skilled workers

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David Andy went to college after graduating from high school, spent his first two semesters drifting through introductory classes, then had to pick a major. That was when he had an unfortunate epiphany: He had no idea what he was doing there.

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Colleges face pressure to answer a basic question: What are students learning?

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Students have returned to college campuses this fall with fresh possibilities ahead of them. So how much will they really learn? That’s a seemingly obvious question some universities and colleges are struggling to answer — and, in some cases, trying to avoid.

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Getting young adults out of their comfort zone can reveal what they really care about

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For today's high school students, perfect records are valued more than authentic exploration, says Abby Falik. But the founder of the nonprofit Global Citizen Year sees firsthand the benefit of taking kids out of their comfort zone by giving them a gap year in an international setting. Falk offers her Brief but Spectacular take on preparing a new generation of leaders

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The pros and cons of schools ditching a long summer break

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About 4 percent in the U.S. use a "balanced" calendar that operates year-round, sometimes to manage overcrowding but also to boost student achievement with more consistent education. Special correspondent Lisa Stark of Education Week reports on the pros and cons for students, families and schools.

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Why community colleges can’t ignore the needs of part-time students

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DALLAS — A new report shows that part-time student success in community colleges is key to closing achievement gaps for minority students, according to EAB, a research and technology services company in Washington, D.C.

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To Focus On Students' Emotional Well-Being, India Tries 'Happiness Classes'

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The Delhi government introduced "happiness classes" in an effort to shift the country's academic focus from student achievement to emotional well-being. In a country that uses standardized testing to determine student success, offers a limited number of seats in top universities and sets high expectations, educators have been seeing mental health consequences.

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