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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.

June 04, 2014

Rural Students Less Likely to Take Core Sciences in High School, Report Says

A new federal report found that fewer graduates of rural schools completed a sequence of science courses than graduates of non-rural schools.

May 29, 2014

Educators Discuss College Access for Inner-City Students (Part II)

BookMarks interviews Joshua Steckel and Beth Zasloff, authors of Hold Fast to Dreams: A College Guidance Counselor, His Students, and the Vision of a Life Beyond Poverty (The New Press, 2014).

May 14, 2014

Regardless of Its Form, Tracking is Inequitable, PISA Analysis Finds

U.S.-style, subject-by-subject tracking is nearly as inequitable as old-fashioned vocational/academic streaming, an analysis of international high school math achievement finds.

May 01, 2014

Rural Oregon District Adds Fifth Year of High School, Scholarship Program

Students in rural Gaston County, Ore., can enroll in a fifth year of high school and earn funds for higher education through a new dual-enrollment program.

April 09, 2014

'Digital Leadership' a Must-Read for Educators at All Levels

"What am I prepared to do to improve all facets of my school?" This is the driving question in Digital Leadership: Changing Paradigms for Changing Times by Eric Sheninger, principal of New Milford High School in New Milford, New Jersey.

April 07, 2014

Model 'Inclusive' STEM High Schools Share Common Traits, Researchers Say

Innovative technology use, project-based learning, and real-world partnerships are among the common traits shared by exemplary open-enrollment STEM high schools, researchers found.

March 13, 2014

Fla. Bill Would Allow Students to Substitute Computer Science for P.E.

In the push to get more students taking computer science courses, the proposed bill would allow Florida students to take computer science in lieu of P.E. and still earn a diploma.

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