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Why $2 billion in new school funding is leaving Minnesota districts scrambling for cash

Political leaders told voters schools got a ‘historic’ boost in state aid — but left out the fine print showing nearly half will go to new mandates.

Indiana seeks to ‘transform’ high school, making work skills a priority

Repeatedly citing research from Georgetown University showing almost all new jobs require more than a high school diploma, the state legislature ordered Indianapolis education officials to rethink the mission of high schools.

How states inform the public about education and the workforce is being revolutionized

When it comes to answering life-defining questions about pathways through education and the workforce, there is still an urgent need for meaningful information to guide crucial decision-making about school and work. 

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