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October 29, 2018

A Math Remediation Effort Boosted Students' College Credits. But Did Learning Improve?

Tennessee offers college remediation in 12th grade, and it pays off with boosting students' enrollment rates in credit-bearing classes. The catch? Students didn't appear to be any stronger in math than their peers.

September 17, 2018

Does Too Much Credit Recovery Lead to Inflated Graduation Rates?

Schools that rely most heavily on credit recovery produce bigger increases in their graduation rates, even though their students perform poorly on state achievement tests. The finding adds fuel to the controversy about graduation-rate inflation.

August 28, 2018

What Do Employers Want in a New Hire? Mostly, Good Speaking Skills

Good speaking skills are the most important communication skill to executives and hiring managers when they're looking for new employees, a survey finds.

April 23, 2018

African Student Wins Fight to Compete in National Poetry Contest

An African asylum-seeker won the right to perform in a national poetry competition, despite federal rules that require contestants to be citizens or permanent residents.

February 08, 2018

First-Generation College Students Face Extra Challenges in High School, Too

Students whose parents didn't go to college are more likely to take fewer challenging courses when they're in high school, a new research brief shows.

November 30, 2017

Four Ways to Build a Good Program for College Credit in High School

A new report on dual-credit programs offers nuts-and-bolts advice for program designers to ensure quality, accountability, equity and a wise investment of public funds.

September 18, 2017

Musical Theater Songwriting Contest Seeks Talented High School Students

A new national musical theater songwriting competition, sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts, seeks talented young composers.

August 23, 2017

How Many Schools Offer Online-Only Classes? New Data Provide an Answer

For the first time, federal researchers have collected data that show how big a slice of U.S. schools offer online-only courses. The number might surprise you.

February 07, 2017

An Aviation High School Lands Its Own Hangar on Campus

Aviation programs are touted as appealing to students of all backgrounds, and one major school district has constructed its own hangar in the belief that if you build it, students will come.

November 17, 2016

What Are Students Reading in Middle and High School?

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.

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