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July 30, 2015

Beyond Graduation Rates: Holding High Schools Accountable

As Congress tries to rewrite No Child Left Behind, a new paper argues that high school accountability should be based on more than test scores and graduation rates.

July 17, 2015

'Authentic' Assessment Shapes Learning at a New York City High School

We profile a high school where students have to explain and defend their ideas in major year-long projects in order to earn their diplomas.

July 17, 2015

A High School That Bets Big on 'Authentic' Assessment

We profile a New York City high school where students have to explain and defend their ideas in major year-long projects in order to earn their diplomas.

July 17, 2015

Senate No Child Left Behind Bill Draws Fire for Weakness on Accountability

The legislation now moves into conference with the House version, but critics are attacking it for letting schools with low graduation rates off the hook.

July 17, 2015

So Do You Teach Harper Lee's Go Set a Watchman or What?

Harper Lee's newly released novel, the sequel to "To Kill a Mockingbird," complicates expectations but provides a goldmine of instructional opportunities for teachers.

July 16, 2015

High School Graduation Rates: Deep Pockets of Need Even as Picture Improves

A new compendium of high school graduation statistics paints a stark portrait of need, even as the overall national rate rises.

July 15, 2015

A New Blog About College- and Career-Readiness

Education Week launches a new blog, focusing on the forces that shape adolescents' pathways to college and career.

July 07, 2015

Study Highlights Striking Racial and Gender Gaps in High School STEM

While male and female students are earning high school math and science credits at similar rates, boys are still significantly more likely to take engineering classes and to consider pursuing postsecondary STEM majors, according to a recent transcript study.

July 06, 2015

Are Concerns About Common-Core High School Math Standards Proving True?

Smarter Balanced test scores released by three states show that students are largely beating states' projections for student performance—except for on the high school math tests. Did experts warn us this was coming?

July 02, 2015

Wisconsin Law Requires ID of Schools That Send Unprepared Students to College

A new law in Wisconsin requires the state to examine high schools that sent more than six students to college who needed remediation.

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