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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.

December 04, 2009

Roundup: Low College Completion Rates, 21st Century Skills

Education Trust study shows low college completion rates among minority and low-income students; two new books examine the debate about 21st century skills; a study questions whether charter-management groups can succeed on a larger scale.

December 03, 2009

High Schools Flying Blind Without College Data, Report Says

A new report urges the federal government to help high schools get and interpret college-proficiency data so they can better prepare their students for college.

December 01, 2009

Survey Shows Gaps in Expectations of High Schools

A survey uncovers gaps between what families want from high school and what high school teachers see as their main job.

November 23, 2009

States Lag on Linking K-12 Data With Higher Ed, Study Finds

States are progressing nicely in developing longitudinal data systems, but most still lack the ability to track K-12 students into college, a study finds.

November 19, 2009

Rethinking Parent Involvement for Middle and High School

Parent involvement must take a different form at the middle and high school levels, a Harvard researcher argues.

November 18, 2009

Study Puts Pricetag on Dropout Problem in Major Cities

The Alliance for Excellent Education calculates how much the 50 largest metropolitan areas are losing in wages and in property, sales, and income taxes because students don't graduate from high school.

November 17, 2009

Teens Spend More Time Chatting Than Studying, Survey Finds

A survey finds that students devote as much or more time to watching television or surfing the Web as they do studying.

November 16, 2009

Stuck in 9th Grade: The Bulge in the Education Pipeline

Report details the "9th grade bulge" in six states.

November 13, 2009

Report Profiles Calif.'s 'Multiple Pathways' to Careers and College

A new report examines the growth of career and technical education in California.

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