December 2009 Archives

A new brief recaps attempts to create national standards, and argues that doing so now is of crucial importance.

Does it take more than lots of reading time and great role models to make terrific readers?

More on the question of whether colleges need to revise admissions practices to drive up the numbers of men on campus.

Columnist argues that the goal of narrowing the achievement gap is misguided.

A national middle school model focuses on detecting potential dropouts in 6th grade and provides wraparound support to help them complete high school.

Three middle and high school students win the Ed Department's video contest.

Absences are found to be a key factor in raising the dropout risk for Chicago 9th graders with disabilities.

Teens say they are less likely to take a job if they will not be permitted to access Facebook while they're at work.

A new report concludes that No Child Left Behind's restructuring strategies offer low-performing schools little help turning around.

Education Trust study shows low college completion rates among minority and low-income students; two new books examine the debate about 21st century skills; a study questions whether charter-management groups can succeed on a larger scale.

A new report urges the federal government to help high schools get and interpret college-proficiency data so they can better prepare their students for college.

Author Richard Whitmire wades into the thorny area of college admissions preferences for men.

The PTA announces a campaign to build parent support for common standards.

A survey uncovers gaps between what families want from high school and what high school teachers see as their main job.


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