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October 21, 2014

Pardon My Ignorance But ... Is High School Really This Crazy?

After 12 years in K-8 education, I'm finally getting a glimpse of the world of high school—and it's a totally different, sometimes bizarre, world.

September 02, 2014

Attendance Affects Achievement: Study Provides State-by-State Look

A study by Attendance Works tracks the effects of absences on NAEP scores at a state-by-state level.

August 06, 2014

L.A. School Leaders Challenged to Provide One-on-One Support to At-Risk Students

Superintendent John Deasy issued a personal appeal to district leaders to keep tabs on one struggling student at risk of dropping out.

July 28, 2014

School Discriminated Against Pregnant Student, Complaint Says

The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights issued guidance about schools' treatment of pregnant students in 2013.

May 30, 2014

'My Brother's Keeper' Initiative Outlines Priorities

A presidential task force cites key points in the lives of young men of color that deserve special focus, including early-childhood support and graduating high school ready for college.

April 24, 2014

Study: Focus on 9th Graders Boosted Chicago's Graduation Rates

A set of Chicago reports offers evidence that a focus on 9th grade retention can increase graduation rates.

February 10, 2014

Higher Accountability for College Dropout Rates

As far as the colleges and universities are concerned, higher accountability should be demanded from educators, students, parents and really any Americans that want the best economy and highest-educated population. Public institutions, in particular, should be subject to restructuring or take over if dropout rates are too high. The lack of delivery on the college degree dream at many of these schools is appalling, frankly, and has gone on long enough.

December 11, 2013

Raising Compulsory Attendance Age Needs Further Study, Report Says

A national study found few states have investigated whether decisions to raise compulsory school attendance ages actually reduced dropout rates. The study recommends a careful review of the effects as Maryland raises its attendance age in two phases.

October 29, 2013

The Challenges of Brazilian Secondary Education

Maria Helena GuimarĂ£es de Castro discusses key challenges facing secondary education in Brazil.

October 05, 2013

Who Cares About At-Risk Students?

A new documentary follows troubled teenager Kelsey Carroll on her difficult road to graduation, and the help that schools can offer even in the toughest situations.

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