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April 23, 2015

States Expanding Mandates for Students to Take Computer Science

Fourteen states are now mandating that computer science classes be counted towards high school graduation requirements, a new report from Education Commission of the States finds.

April 23, 2015

'Cheryl's Birthday' Problem Gets the Internet Talking About Math

A high school math problem from Singapore made the rounds on the Internet.

April 22, 2015

Video: A Reason to Read: Driving Deep Analysis

High school English teacher Sarah Brown Wessling challenges her students' thinking by having them apply their knowledge of a text and create a prototype of a person who pushes the limits.

April 12, 2015

Match Beyond and College for America Are Reimaging Higher Education

Match Beyond combines College for America, an innovative new competency-based degree program from Southern New Hampshire University, with intensive coaching, academic support and jobs counseling from Match Education. The goal of Match Beyond is to produce high degree completion rates and employment for low-income high school graduates across Boston who either never went to college or who left high school before completion. Andew Balson leads Match Beyond and believes the model, if successful, can be easily replicated across the US since it is, at its core, an easily repeated partnership between an online degree provider and local coaching service.

April 01, 2015

Students Ask Big Questions at Science Leadership Academy

Science Leadership Academy in Philadelphia is transforming the opportunity set for 500 urban students, with an inquiry-based approach and an emphasis on technology.

March 31, 2015

Few States Using Tests to Guide Instruction for High School Seniors

The Education Commission of the States, which maintains a powerful database of state policies on a host of education policies, waded into the question of how states are using those tests to measure college readiness

March 31, 2015

What Are States Doing With College-Readiness Test Results?

A new study finds that few states link their college-readiness tests to meaningful supports or opportunities for students.

March 25, 2015

Video: Cross-Discipline Socratic Seminar: Refining Essays

Watch this team of teachers come together to teach a cross-disciplinary Socratic Seminar.

March 18, 2015

Video: Students Collaborate With Transformations

High school math teacher Meghan Mekita releases the responsibility of learning to her students by doing much less talking, and much more guiding and observing.

March 05, 2015

Survey: Minority Students Show Interest in IT Careers, Want Hands-On Experiences

A survey shows that minority students are interested in IT careers and that they would like more opportunities for hands-on career experience, particularly connected to their existing life plans.

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