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.
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December 04, 2009
November 25, 2009
Educators and policymakers debate whether Louisiana's career diploma represents a lowering of standards.
November 06, 2009
New report finds the stakes are rising for high school exit exams.
October 30, 2009
College enrollment hits an all-time high, even as concerns are raised about states' education standards.
October 15, 2009
Arne Duncan said choosing between career and college-readiness standards is a "false choice."
September 21, 2009
The revised draft common standards are out for more public comment. As advocates push for college readiness, skeptics of the college-for-all argument circulate their thoughts.
September 17, 2009
Texas is at the leading edge of work to align high school coursework with college expectations.
August 21, 2009
Michigan is the only state in the country that requires students to take Algebra II in order to graduate. But maybe not for long. Legislators there are considering making Algebra II optional. This would undo Michigan's move in 2006 to require it for graduation. The Senate and House are considering...
August 19, 2009
ACT scores have little to celebrate.
August 12, 2009
New Texas grad rules could backfire, some say.