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December 16, 2009

Gender Equity in College Admissions: Do We Have a Problem?

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

December 10, 2009

Absences Key in Achievement Lag for Spec. Ed. Students

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

December 08, 2009

Restructuring Under NCLB: What We Know, What We Don't

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

December 04, 2009

Roundup: Low College Completion Rates, 21st Century Skills

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.

December 03, 2009

High Schools Flying Blind Without College Data, Report Says

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.

December 02, 2009

PTA Seeks to Build Parent Support for Common Standards

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

December 01, 2009

Survey Shows Gaps in Expectations of High Schools

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

November 25, 2009

Does Louisiana's Career Diploma Option Lower Standards?

Educators and policymakers debate whether Louisiana's career diploma represents a lowering of standards.

November 24, 2009

Will Turnaround Rules Help Transform Struggling High Schools?

Race to the Top guidelines raise new questions about turning around the lowest-performing schools.

November 23, 2009

States Lag on Linking K-12 Data With Higher Ed, Study Finds

States are progressing nicely in developing longitudinal data systems, but most still lack the ability to track K-12 students into college, a study finds.

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