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October 30, 2009

State Standards Are Lower, College Enrollment Is Higher

College enrollment hits an all-time high, even as concerns are raised about states' education standards.

October 13, 2009

Paper Makes Case for High School-College Alignment

Stanford University education professor Mike Kirst has spent many years on the challenge of building college readiness in adolescents. (See his blog, here, if you don't already know about it.) He has now written a paper for the Education Commission of the States that makes the case for another of th...

October 01, 2009

Reauthorizing ESEA With Latino Students in Mind

A Latino advocacy group urges changes to the ESEA.

September 25, 2009

La.'s Career Track Diploma Threatens RTT Money

Louisiana's career track diploma could harm the state's chances for Race to the Top money.

September 24, 2009

'Graduation Promise Act' Introduced in Senate

The bill would create a fund to help states combat the dropout problem and to expand the supply of secondary schools that help at-risk students.

September 15, 2009

Making Adolescent Literacy A National Priority

A new study outlines a national agenda for tackling the problem of adolescent literacy.

August 11, 2009

College Readiness: The Buzz Continues

College readiness buzz persists into the heat of August.

July 28, 2009

High School Policy Group Pushing for ESEA Reauthorization

The Alliance for Excellent Education says ESEA reauthorization is needed sooner rather than later.

July 27, 2009

A Look at States' Progress Toward a Common Graduation Rate

A new report shows that 20 states now report their high school graduation rates using a common calculation: the four-year-cohort rate.

July 24, 2009

What Race to the Top Could Hold for High Schools

The guidelines for states applying for "Race to the Top" money suggest directions for high school policy.

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