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July 01, 2013

Ninth Grade Academies Explored in New Report

A review of 9th grade academies in Florida shows mixed results in the implementation phase.

May 23, 2013

High School Students Taking More Math and Science Courses

High school students are taking more science and math courses now compared with 1990, according to the new Condition of Education report.

May 03, 2012

High Schools That Overcame Odds are Honored by College Board

The College Board honors high schools with Inspiration Awards for outstanding college readiness against the odds.

February 03, 2012

Research Finds High School Rigor Tied to Success in College

New article from the American Educational Research Journal finds student who take more rigorous courses in high school are more likely to graduate and succeed in college.

November 21, 2011

Community College Students Feel Unprepared From High School

Just over half of community college students in a recent survey said they felt unprepared for the rigors of college-level work. The nonprofit Pearson Foundation and Harris Interactive asked current college students this fall about their experience in an online survey, and the results illuminate th...

October 05, 2011

Call for More Accountability in College-Readiness

If states want to get serious about college and career readiness, they need to track student completion of college-level coursework in high school. A policy brief by Jobs for the Future, a national Boston-based nonprofit, advocates better accountability and incentives for schools to prepare student...

July 27, 2011

Surveys Tap Into Student Voices to Improve High Schools

As schools look to improve everything from teaching to counseling to college and career readiness, students have a unique perspective—yet they are not always asked for their opinion. A national survey project called YouthTruth is trying to address that often-missing piece in the reform puzzle...

May 23, 2011

New High School Ranking Out Based on College Tests

Education writer Jay Matthews offers a different approach to ranking schools: looking at the number of college-level tests taken.

March 22, 2011

Fewer Schools Deemed 'Dropout Factories'

The number of U.S. schools with graduation rates no higher than 60 percent fell by 6.4 percent from 2008 to 2009, says a new report, which gives improvements by region.

March 21, 2011

Grad Nation Summit Kicks Off in Washington Today

About 650 people from across the country are expected to gather in Washington for the first Building a Grad Nation Summit starting today through Wednesday. Headliners will include Vice President Joe Biden, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, former Republican Florida Governor Jeb Bush, Gov. Martin O...

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