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October 28, 2009

Chicago School Closures: Little Academic Impact, Report Finds

Chicago school closures made no significant impact on student achievement, report finds.

October 27, 2009

A Different Way to Cut the Dropout Rate: Make Graduating Easier

A Des Moines school board committee considers reducing credits needed for graduation.

October 26, 2009

Will the Real Secretary of Education Please Stand Up?

Bill Gates, high school reform in D.C., and reflections on Ted Sizer.

October 23, 2009

The Politics of Race and the Achievement Gap

A Virginia high school teacher grapples with the way race shapes conversation about achievement.

October 23, 2009

Pennsylvania Exit Exams Clear Final Hurdle

Pennsylvania state board of education approves new exit exams.

October 22, 2009

Recommended Reading

Good reading on alternative high schools in Chicago and a California program that bridges high school and college expectations.

October 21, 2009

Reports Examine College Costs, High School Counseling

The College Board finds tuition and fees rising faster than they have in recent years.

October 16, 2009

Required Reading for College-Application Season

A new ACT report and comments by College Board President Gaston Caperton offer insight into college-admissions tests.

October 14, 2009

Southern States Report Making Progress on Graduation Rates

A report from the Southern Regional Education Board says the region has climbed back from a dip in graduation rates to inch up to the national average.

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...

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