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August 06, 2009

AP: Guard the Gates? Pay To Lure Students Through Them?

You have probably heard that some districts have been experimenting with cash as an achievement incentive. A program in New York City is laying out some hefty change to get its students to pass AP tests. Obvious questions arise about the wisdom and effectiveness of rewarding students this way for ...

July 29, 2009

Districts Opting Out of Louisiana's Career-Track Diploma

School districts are requesting waivers to avoid offering Louisiana's new "career track" diploma.

July 23, 2009

Whoops, They're Out: Common "College and Career Ready" Standards

A draft of the common "college and career ready standards" is circulating and getting a mix of reactions.

July 20, 2009

Multiple Pathways: New York and California Styles

"Multiple pathways" means different things in New York and in California.

July 14, 2009

The Future Job Market and What It Means For High School

A new report suggests that the future jobs market will demand employees with vocational training and associate's degrees even more than those with bachelor's degrees.

July 09, 2009

High School Equivalency for Migrant Youth: Enough?

The U.S. Department of Education awards grants to help migrant teenagers earn high school equivalency certificates and succeed in college.

July 02, 2009

'Pittsburgh Promise' Meets Fundraising Goal for Scholarships

The program, modeled after a similar one in Kalamazoo, Mich., gives college money to students who meet certain academic criteria.

July 01, 2009

Business Group Gives Chicago Schools Poor Grade

A report issued by backers of Arne Duncan's turnaround efforts says the Windy City's high schools are "abysmal."

June 30, 2009

California 'Pathways' Project Gets a Boost

California districts get money to expand multiple-pathways work; Alliance for Excellent Education issues new tome on the next generation of high school assessment.

June 11, 2009

Louisiana Advances Career-Pathway Bill

Louisiana advances a bill to let 15-year-olds diverge from the standard academic curriculum in favor of career-oriented study.

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