Educators, policymakers, and parents are actively looking for ways to improve the level of education and professional development high schoolers are receiving. But what about personal finance? What good is a source of income if that income can't be managed? In a recent poll of over 5,000 high school seniors in 37 states, the Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy found that, while respondents showed minimal improvements from the previous year, on average students were able to answer only a little more than half of the survey questions correctly. (Microsoft Word required)...


View the April 8 Webcast, "Securing the Right to Learn: Policy and Practice for Powerful Teaching and Learning," delivered at the American Educational Research Association's annual conference by recognized education researcher Linda Darling-Hammond of Stanford University....


From National Public Radio's All Things Considered, this audio feature highlights the dilemma states are encountering while trying to meet the testing requirements under the No Child Left Behind Act. An overburdened testing system is straining under the weight of work provided to them by the states, the report states, and schools and students are suffering for it....


The bipartisan, independent Commission on No Child Left Behind will hold the first in a series of regional hearings today to help the commission determine how to improve the federal education law. Today's hearing is focused on the issues of teacher quality, recruitment, retention, and distribution....


This cover story from TIME Magazine claims that dropout rates in the nation's schools are higher—much higher—than most people imagine. An increasing number of researchers, writes Nathan Thornburgh, claim that nearly 1 out of 3 of the nation's public high school students won't graduate. The author visits the town of Shelbyville, Ind., to take a closer look at this worrying trend. Join in the recent edweek.org discussion, The Dropout Crisis Debate....


View an archive of the Brookings Institution's April 5 webcast on the launch of their new economic policy project, Restoring America's Promise of Opportunity, Prosperity and Growth. The briefing included remarks from Senator Barack Obama and former Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin and focused on, among other things, teacher quality and educational opportunities for low-income students....


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