Researchers examined the regional and school-level variables in school climate for teenagers.

Study finds 30 percent of Chicago high school teachers feel pressure to change student grades, and 20 percent actually did so.

Americans think only two-thirds of freshmen finish high school on time.

Newsy tidbits from here and there.

A new report shows promising signs from 25 small high schools in Philadelphia.

Proposed regulations for Title I school improvement grants single out middle and high schools as a category of recipients.

The governor of Nebraska wants students to take more rigorous high school courses and boost in the number that ultimately graduate from college.

Scores have been ticking downward since the new SAT was introduced in 2006.

Michigan is the only state in the country that requires students to take Algebra II in order to graduate. But maybe not for long. Legislators there are considering making Algebra II optional. This would undo Michigan's move in 2006 to require it for graduation. The Senate and House are considering different versions of the change, but both would allow students to meet the Algebra II requirement through career and tech ed courses. The sentiment behind the backtracking is familiar: fear of an impending train wreck of dropouts. Michigan's governor, Jennifer Granholm, who signed the 2006 law, is holding out for ...

A set of new reports finds "little dramatic improvement" so far from Chicago's high school reform.


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