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December 14, 2009

'Nagging And Nurturing' in Middle School to Prevent Dropouts

A national middle school model focuses on detecting potential dropouts in 6th grade and provides wraparound support to help them complete high school.

December 10, 2009

Absences Key in Achievement Lag for Spec. Ed. Students

Absences are found to be a key factor in raising the dropout risk for Chicago 9th graders with disabilities.

December 08, 2009

Restructuring Under NCLB: What We Know, What We Don't

A new report concludes that No Child Left Behind's restructuring strategies offer low-performing schools little help turning around.

November 25, 2009

Milwaukee Aims to Spread out HS Spec. Ed. Students

The Milwaukee school board wants more even distribution of special education students in the district's high schools.

November 06, 2009

Stakes Rising in High School Exit Exams

New report finds the stakes are rising for high school exit exams.

November 04, 2009

Interesting High School Tidbits From the States

Retroactive diplomas in North Carolina, tougher grad requirements in South Dakota, and interesting interpretations of who's a junior in Illinois.

November 04, 2009

Ford Foundation Launches High School Initiative

The Ford Foundation announces a $100 million initiative to improve high schools.

October 30, 2009

An Alabama High School Takes on Literacy

An Alabama high school focuses on teaching literacy in every subject.

October 28, 2009

Chicago School Closures: Little Academic Impact, Report Finds

Chicago school closures made no significant impact on student achievement, report finds.

October 27, 2009

A Different Way to Cut the Dropout Rate: Make Graduating Easier

A Des Moines school board committee considers reducing credits needed for graduation.

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