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September 29, 2014

Census Tidbits: More High School Sophomores, Fewer College Freshmen

U.S. Census data shows nearly 1 million fewer high school graduates enrolled in college in 2013 than in 2011.

September 29, 2014

Which High School Reform Strategies Actually Work?

The U.S. Department of Education is hoping to survey 2,000 high schools to find out what works and what doesn't.

September 25, 2014

'Innovation' in Philly Schools Has Rocky History: #TBT

Philadelphia's recent history with "innovative" high schools has been mostly discouraging, but one educator featured in a 2009 Ed Week story is still fighting to reinvent schooling.

September 17, 2014

Survey: Death of High Schoolers' Reading Habits Greatly Exaggerated

A recent poll shows that high school students are reading just as much as the rest of the population, and sometimes more.

September 12, 2014

Newsweek Education Issue at a Newsstand Near You

The venerable newsmagazine features its latest ranking of U.S. high schools and other education stories.

September 08, 2014

With Help From Bill Gates, 'Big History' to Reach 15,000 Students

The philanthropist has invested $10 million to bring a new approach to history instruction to high school classrooms, according to a recent feature in the New York Times Magazine.

August 14, 2014

High Schools Letting Students Sleep In to Improve Grades and Health

More high schools are starting the day later as a growing body of research finds that teens' grades and health are suffering due to sleep deprivation.

July 23, 2014

What's the 'Opportunity Cost' of Doubling Down on Math?

Studies of the effects of "double dose" classes rarely take into account students' lost opportunity for electives.

July 15, 2014

States' Policies on Exit Exams and Common-Core Tests Merge, Collide

If states don't modify their use of high school exit exams, there could be bad consequences for students, a New America Foundation report says.

June 05, 2014

High School Music, NCLB Mainly Exist in Harmony, Study Finds

Average high school music enrollment rates have remained flat for about three decades but have declined for Hispanics, special education students, and English-learners since NCLB became law, a new study finds.

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