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.
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October 27, 2016
October 25, 2016
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
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
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
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
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
#whathighschooltaught me trends on Twitter, with a variety of high school experiences that range from the joyful to the cynical.
May 11, 2016
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
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
It has been harder to get an A in South Carolina than in neighboring states. But that's about to change.