High schools

Admissions Revolution

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Lloyd Thacker's reform movement -- previously viewed as too idealistic -- gains support from presidents and foundations. It just might have legs.

Arts Education, Street Style

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For one DePaul professor, art is outside the box, and outside the classroom.

A Different Diversity Debate

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U.S. civil rights panel takes up K-12 cases, which many say will have reverberations throughout higher education.

Hispanic Students Lose a Potential Leg Up

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Groups that help Latino youth prepare for college shut out of Education Department competition for grant funds. 

Sociology, Gender and Higher Ed

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New research examines women in the professoriate and the impact of athletics on academic performance.

Scaring Seniors Straight

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By revoking admission of applicants who goof off late in high school, U. of Washington hopes to do small part to fight "senioritis."

Affirmative Action for White C+ Guys

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Towson University, facing a gender gap, starts admissions program for those with high SAT scores and lower grades.

Coaching and Lasting Out New SAT

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College Board admits test-prep can boost writing scores, suggests complaints about test length will get no relief.

The Need for Another Sputnik

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The U.S. public doesn't yet share academic leaders' belief in the importance of math and science education, poll suggests.

Seeking a New Skills Revolution

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Proposal to overhaul American education would use key test at age 16 and revamp teacher training.

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