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March 13, 2019

Principals Dealing With Hostility and Division in the Age of Trump, Survey Shows

Most high school principals are grappling with hostile clashes between students and a swirl of other problems stemming from the political division and heated rhetoric during the Trump presidency, according to a new report.

November 12, 2018

Importance of SAT, ACT Scores Dwindling in College Admissions

A new survey shows that colleges are responding to the call to make SAT or ACT scores optional when students apply for admission.

April 23, 2018

African Student Wins Fight to Compete in National Poetry Contest

An African asylum-seeker won the right to perform in a national poetry competition, despite federal rules that require contestants to be citizens or permanent residents.

January 09, 2018

Gates Seeks to Fund Creation of Networks to Guide Secondary School Improvement

Part of its recently announced $1.7 billion investment in K-12, the foundation is looking for groups to keep tabs on networks trying out different approaches to improve middle and high schools.

October 11, 2017

Latino Students Are 'Stalling' in College, Study Finds

There's good news and bad news in education for Latinos: They're making huge gains in finishing high school and enrolling in college, but they're getting stuck in the job market because they are less likely to earn bachelor's degrees.

October 02, 2017

High School Dropout Rate Among Hispanics Reaches All-Time Low, Study Finds

The high school graduation rate among Hispanic students has dropped sharply in the past decade, reaching an all-time low.

September 14, 2017

Getting Into Selective High Schools: Test Scores, Race, and Income

Test scores, race, and family income are just some of the factors that influence who gets in to selective-admissions high schools in Philadelphia, raising questions of access and equity.

March 21, 2017

Helping English-Learners Graduate From High School: Lessons From New York

Some New York City schools have valuable lessons to offer in boosting graduation rates for English-learners.

February 07, 2017

An Aviation High School Lands Its Own Hangar on Campus

Aviation programs are touted as appealing to students of all backgrounds, and one major school district has constructed its own hangar in the belief that if you build it, students will come.

December 09, 2016

Educational Attainment Gains, Lingering Gaps, and Challenges Examined in Report

A new report examines the educational attainment data of three cohorts of young adults and found that there is still significant work to do to close opportunity gaps.

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