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August 17, 2010

Reading Roundup: Standout High Schools and More

A few things to read on a slow August morning: • A new report from the Achievement Gap Initiative at Harvard. It profiles the leadership of 15 public high schools, tracking the things they did to make their schools standouts. • A recent survey by Achieve that finds broad support for t...

July 12, 2010

Monday Reading Roundup

The Washington Post explores the Gates Foundation's impact on education; The Hechinger Report explores the dropout crisis, and the NGA's new chairman announces a focus on college completion.

May 04, 2010

Kalamazoo School Wins (That Other) Race to Top

Kalamazoo Central High School in Michigan has won the Race to the Top Commencement Challenge.

March 08, 2010

Another Career-Track Option, Fewer Regents Exams?

Top o' the week to you. A couple of good tidbits floating around out there today in the "high school space." New York is apparently thinking about cutting back on the number of regents exams it requires. And another state, Mississippi, is exploring expansion of career-track options for students wh...

March 03, 2010

Reading Roundup: Senior Year, Title I, Common Standards

Time to play catch-up after having been gone from the newsroom for a week. There are a number of good reads I want you to know about. Check out this story from USA Today about how teenagers are changing their senior year of high school. This is something that interests me, and I hope it interests ...

February 18, 2010

Group Proposes New Approach to High School Mastery

Time for a bracing change of pace for those of you interested in high school issues. The National Center on Education and the Economy is proposing a very different way of doing high school curriculum and assessment, and it's outlined in The New York Times. The folks at NCEE have the idea that if s...

February 16, 2010

Dumping Senior Year to Save Money

A state senator from Utah is suggesting that his state save money by making the senior year of high school optional. Many states and districts have been searching for ways to save money during these lean financial times. One of the most frequently cited—though not widely embraced—suggest...

February 04, 2010

USA Today: More Students Taking, Failing, AP Tests

A newspaper examines AP test data and finds that more students are taking the exams but more are also failing them.

January 28, 2010

Go Ahead and Dance, But No 'Sexual Bending,' Please

A Wisconsin high school outlaws "sexual bending" at school dances.

January 21, 2010

High School, College Instructors Differ on Students' Readiness

What does it mean when far more high school teachers think their students are ready for college than do the college instructors who teach them? It means we have a pretty big disconnect between what high schools think is needed for success in college and what actually is needed. This is not exactly ...

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