Stanford University education professor Mike Kirst has spent many years on the challenge of building college readiness in adolescents. (See his blog, here, if you don't already know about it.) He has now written a paper for the Education Commission of the States that makes the case for another of the points he's long championed: better alignment between high school and college. He lays out things states should do to promote this kind of alignment. (If you want to know more about a state that has done more than most to align high school and college, read my recent story ...


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A new brief describes leading-edge work in career-tech ed policy.


Youth violence in Chicago renews questions about the impact of school closures in the city's Renaissance 2010 school improvement plan.


A Cincinnati teacher is drawing national notice for a course she designed to help students succeed in college.


Three researchers present a method of teaching middle-school literacy.


High-level eyes turn toward solving Chicago's youth-violence crisis.


A new brief highlights the roles money and accountability could play in fixing the most troubled high schools.


A Latino advocacy group urges changes to the ESEA.


A professor challenges the idea that reading comprehension is a skill that can be taught directly.


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