November 2016 Archives

The federal education department is auditing graduation-rate reporting in California and in Alabama, two states where that have seen big increases in graduation rates in recent years.


A new study shows that middle and high school students consistently choose "outside reading" below their grade levels. It also offers an intriguing glimpse of which books they choose.


Local superintendents are converging on Ohio's state Capitol today to protest graduation requirements that have left up to half of students in some districts at risk of not earning their diplomas.


In a break from past practice, ACT Inc. has announced that it will begin offering accommodations for English learners.


A New York City experiment tried using text messages to tell parents whether their high school students were showing up for class, but it didn't produce sustained improvement in students' attendance.


A new study finds that colleges and universities are using dual-enrollment programs as recruiting tools, as well as to serve students who seek a challenge.


A new report finds that there are 95 different kinds of high school diplomas nationwide, and that many fall short of requiring students to complete courses that prepare them for college or good jobs.


More high schools are dropping class rankings, and colleges are considering it less frequently.


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