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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.

July 01, 2015

Calif. Teacher Stirs Controversy by Taking Shakespeare Off Syllabus

The Washington Post published an essay of a California English language arts teacher that caused an uproar after she said Shakespeare's works don't reflect the cultural perspectives her students need to learn.

June 23, 2015

English Teacher Bases Final Exam on 'Serial' Podcast

Popular podcast series "Serial" inspired an English teacher to change up her class's final exam by asking groups of students to produce their own podcast.

June 22, 2015

'First and 17': A High School Football Documentary Full of Drama

The film about a Virginia team with a highly recruited defensive lineman captures all the drama, joy, and tragedy of high school football.

June 16, 2015

'Most Likely to Succeed' Leads Education Documentaries at AFI Festival

The film looks at High Tech High, an innovative San Diego charter school, through the lens of the history of secondary education in the United States.

June 12, 2015

Tighter Alcohol Laws Reduce Odds of Underage Drinking, Study Finds

New research underscores the important role that adult alcohol policies and habits play on youth drinking.

June 12, 2015

How Many Valedictorians Is Too Many?

An Ohio school district graduated 222 high school valedictorians this year, calling into question value of the title.

May 15, 2015

Separate Proms Are Just a Starting Point for HBO Film on Race

A photographer who had documented separate black and white proms in Georgia returns to film the integrated prom, but ends up with a different documentary.

May 13, 2015

Video: Analyzing Texts With Storyboards

To create an authentic learning experience, English language arts teacher Sarah Brown Wessling has her students analyze a text from the perspective of a reality TV producer.

May 07, 2015

Making Graduation Meaningful: A Real Qualifications System for U.S. Students

The U.S. high school diploma is too often little more than an attendance certificate. Creating a real qualifications system would empower students, give them the skills to compete in the global economy and make our education system more equitable.

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