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March 13, 2019

Principals Dealing With Hostility and Division in the Age of Trump, Survey Shows

Most high school principals are grappling with hostile clashes between students and a swirl of other problems stemming from the political division and heated rhetoric during the Trump presidency, according to a new report.

December 26, 2018

Creating Opportunities for Gifted Students in Rural Communities

In a pair of videos, Education Week chronicles the challenges and opportunities for gifted rural students in Alaska.

November 29, 2018

Questions About Credit Recovery Fall Disproportionately on Poor, Minority Students

The schools that rely most heavily on credit recovery to graduate their students are the ones that serve large populations of low-income and minority teenagers.

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.

January 09, 2018

Gates Seeks to Fund Creation of Networks to Guide Secondary School Improvement

Part of its recently announced $1.7 billion investment in K-12, the foundation is looking for groups to keep tabs on networks trying out different approaches to improve middle and high schools.

September 06, 2017

High School in Prime Time: A 'Super School' Event Friday Night

High school redesign gets a celebrity twist this week, with a national telecast that's meant to engage people nationwide in the work to create better high schools.

February 22, 2017

Investigation: High Schools Hide Dropouts by Steering Them to Alternative Programs

A ProPublica investigation finds that many high schools game their accountability systems by funneling their worst achievers to alternative schools, where they learn little or drop out.

January 19, 2017

Competency-Based Learning: A Dropout Prevention Strategy?

A new study by the U.S. Department of Education finds that nearly one-third of high schools offer competency-based advancement, the opportunity to move ahead based on mastery, rather than seat time.

December 19, 2016

College Readiness, College-Admissions Tests: The Most-Read Posts From 2016

College readiness and college-admissions testing dominated the list of the most-read posts of 2016 on "High School & Beyond" blog.

November 10, 2016

Can Texting Lead to Sustained Attendance Gains for High Schools? Nope.

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.

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