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States bet big on career education, but struggle to show it works

When Kim Rider and her team contact a former student, they aren’t just checking in—they’re also gathering data. Rider oversees career and technical education in Allen Parish, a region of rural Louisiana known for pine forests and the state’s largest casino.

Loudoun County Public Schools has a reputation problem. Can Aaron Spence fix it?

The wealthy Northern Virginia school system just outside Washington—the third largest in the state—has been thrust into multiple controversies in recent years over its handling of sexual assaults at two high schools and fiery fights over school masking, equity plans and pronouns.

How Florida’s book wars tore Escambia County’s school district apart

A teacher unable to read books to her fourth-grade students without seeking permission. A pastor worried children will encounter graphic sexual material in the titles waiting on classroom shelves. A superintendent fired in part, he said, for refusing to yank books out of the schools.

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