Nearly one in 10 high school graduates showed preference for STEM-type activities but indicated they had no interest in a STEM career, according to a new report.
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February 06, 2014
December 13, 2013
Six months ago, New Tech Network made a significant shift in our thinking. For more than a decade, our school coaches had worked to guide adults on campus toward a set of behaviors that were the hallmarks of the New Tech model (i.e. using projects with entry documents and rubrics, assessing students on 21st Century skills like critical thinking and collaboration, or using a digital course agenda).
December 11, 2013
College and career readiness means a lot more than passing a community college entrance exam (although that is the minimum bar for all kids). It requires a set of deeper learning experiences that result in the knowledge, skills and dispositions young people will need to succeed.
November 13, 2013
The New York City education department took unprecedented steps to make high school data open to software developers, resulting in new apps for families.
November 13, 2013
Last year we published a list of 14 high schools worth visiting. We've visited and profiled some great new schools this year so it was time to update our list. Following are 35 schools that personalize and blend learning; they challenge students with real work and ask them to show what they know. Time to hit the road!
October 25, 2013
A new grant will support the work of an alternative high school opening next year in Chicago that is focused on maritime studies.
October 20, 2013
Pak Tee Ng discusses how two secondary education admission policy changes are raising questions about fair assessments and holistic education. As Ng states, "On one hand, we send signals to broaden the definition of success. On the other hand, we may have inadvertently set up more areas for competition." As he further explains, "education reform is seldom, if ever, merely an education issue. It is deeply entwined with societal culture... The debate is a process of national soul searching about what education really means to us as a society."
October 17, 2013
For other ideas and strategies to prevent high school seniors and great numbers of at-risk students from dropping out, visit the Penn Foster Web site or The National Dropout Prevention Center/Network Web site. We also invite you to join us at the 25th Annual National Dropout Prevention Center Network Conference, to be held November 3-6, 2013, in Atlanta, GA.
October 16, 2013
Writer Amanda Ripley's thesis is that the nation's emphasis on school sports is misplaced when U.S. schools are mired in "international mediocrity in education."
October 15, 2013
High-poverty schools sent significantly fewer graduates to college in 2012 than higher-income schools, regardless of the schools' geographic location or racial makeup, according to a new study by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center.