The District of Columbia becomes the first to analyze the GED's rigor, and decide, based on that analysis, that students who pass it should get a high school diploma.

A compromise measure allows states to make more decisions about testing and accountability, and to let districts choose their own high school tests.

A study of middle and high school students shows that high parental expectations can enhance achievement, but only when those expectations are reasonable.

The latest round of federal Investing in Innovation grants includes projects to work on better high school outcomes and college readiness.

A new benchmark to measure students' readiness for first-year college courses expected for majors in STEM fields shows that only 20 percent of high school students meet that mark.

The White House's first summit on next generation high schools produces a long list of pledges to work on high school redesign, and more the $375 in financial commitments to the work.

The event is meant to showcase STEM-focused high schools, which President Obama hopes to encourage with a fiscal 2016 special budget request.

At Cambridge Rindge and Latin School in Cambridge, Mass., teachers and counselors use college-placement tests to target extra help to students who might otherwise end up taking remedial classes in college.

The prices of public four-year colleges and universities have risen much more in the past decade than those in two-year colleges or private four-year institutions. But the pace of higher-ed cost increases has been slowing in recent years.

Township High School District 211, in Palatine, Ill., goes another round in its standoff with the Education Department's office for civil rights.


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