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August 11, 2009

College Readiness: The Buzz Continues

College readiness buzz persists into the heat of August.

August 10, 2009

Would Boycotting Dropouts Keep Kids in School?

Texas proposes a workplace ban on hiring high school dropouts.

August 06, 2009

AP: Guard the Gates? Pay To Lure Students Through Them?

You have probably heard that some districts have been experimenting with cash as an achievement incentive. A program in New York City is laying out some hefty change to get its students to pass AP tests. Obvious questions arise about the wisdom and effectiveness of rewarding students this way for ...

August 05, 2009

Graduation Rate is 'Bogus,' Valley High Principal Says

Graduation Rate Is "Bogus," Principal Says

August 04, 2009

Detroit's High School Rescue Methods Questioned

Detroit's high school turnaround plan is questioned.

August 03, 2009

High School Turnaround: A Lively (But Friendly) Argument

A bit of friendly argument about whether a state accountability system should bestow honors on a high school that graduates only half its students, even though its test scores rose impressively.

July 29, 2009

Las Vegas School Gets Accolades With a 55 Percent Grad Rate

A Las Vegas high school is slated for honors as a "high-achieving turnaround school," even though it has a graduation rate of 55 percent.

July 29, 2009

Districts Opting Out of Louisiana's Career-Track Diploma

School districts are requesting waivers to avoid offering Louisiana's new "career track" diploma.

July 29, 2009

High School Connections Is Now on Twitter

High School Connections is now on Twitter.

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.

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