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October 27, 2016

High School Poverty, Minority Enrollment, Undermine College Progress, Study Finds

The National Student Clearinghouse report quantifies what most educators know: Students from schools with high rates of poverty or large enrollments of minority students enroll in college, and complete college, at much lower rates than their more advantaged peers.

October 25, 2016

Does High School Choice Really Expand Students' Options?

A new study finds that even high-achieving middle school students don't apply to New York City's most competitive high schools, raising questions about the power of high school choice.

October 05, 2016

Study: 9th and 10th Grades Offer Key Chance to Re-Engage Disengaged Students

A new study finds that the first two years of high school offer a powerful opportunity to change the trajectories of students who have begun to disengage from school.

September 14, 2016

10 High School Redesign Projects Win $100 Million in 'XQ Super School' Contest

A new school for homeless and foster students, a former dropout factory, and a school formed around student-led projects are among the 10 designs receiving $10 million each from the XQ Super School Project.

September 12, 2016

White House High School Summit Highlights Work of States, Districts

The second annual White House Summit on Next Generation High Schools showcased the plans and the ongoing work of states and districts trying to make high school more challenging and engaging.

August 16, 2016

Should Teenagers Start High School Later in the Morning? More Districts Consider It

Two big school districts in Colorado are the latest to consider moving high school start times later, in response to research that suggests teenagers do better in school if they can sleep in later.

August 12, 2016

'What High School Taught Me' Picks up Speed on Twitter

#whathighschooltaught me trends on Twitter, with a variety of high school experiences that range from the joyful to the cynical.

May 11, 2016

School Choice Hasn't Fixed Graduation-Rate Inequity in N.Y.C., Study Says

Despite more than a decade of letting students choose where to attend high school, students who live in poor neighborhoods of New York City still graduate at far lower rates than their wealthier peers.

May 09, 2016

Charter, Alternative, Virtual Schools Account for Most Low-Grad-Rate Schools, Study Finds

The seventh annual "Grad Nation" report finds that nontraditional high schools contribute disproportionately to the picture of low graduation rates, and calls for greater attention to these schools, especially since they serve large shares of vulnerable students.

April 13, 2016

South Carolina Switches to 10-Point Grading Policy

It has been harder to get an A in South Carolina than in neighboring states. But that's about to change.

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