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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.

November 03, 2016

With 95 Kinds of High School Diplomas, What Does 'Graduation' Mean?

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.

November 01, 2016

More Signs That High School Class Rank Is Falling Out of Favor

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

August 17, 2016

Half of High School Seniors Attend Schools That Don't Offer Computer Science

A new study shows that only two in 10 high school seniors have taken computer science, and half attend schools that don't even offer it.

June 07, 2016

Federal Data Show Unequal Access to Challenging Math and Science Courses

Black and Latino students are not getting equal access to the high-level math and science classes that are a gateway to college.

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