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High schools

A group of high school graduates in black caps and gowns poses for a photo in their gymnasium.
Nov 22, 2022
Even as total community college enrollment has fallen, the number of dual-enrolled high school students has grown. Is it enough to sustain the long-suffering two-year institution?

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April 28, 2015
A growing number of states and colleges are beginning to use Common Core-based assessments to determine student placement and college readiness. 
March 20, 2015
A major effort to track student learning in the American education system may be doomed because it does not distinguish between knowledge of subject matter and of computers, writes Eszter Hargittai.  
April 28, 2014
The Common Core can help countless students succeed, and academic leaders should stand up for the project that is facing unfair attacks, write Dan Greenstein and Vicki Phillips.
September 30, 2013
New study documents that there are groups of black and Latino males in urban high schools who are poised for college success, and who generally don't know their college options.
August 19, 2013
College readiness initiative -- focused on leveraging programs and resources to drive college-going for all students -- was particularly successful with African-American and Latino students.
June 26, 2013
Students who attend "early college" high schools are more likely to graduate, enroll in college and obtain associate degrees than their peers, says a new study.
December 14, 2012
In pursuit of students who would be a good fit for its rigorous, supportive, small-community environment, Franklin & Marshall is tapping into urban charter schools.
September 19, 2012
A historical study of clashing values in teachers' unions appears as Chicago teachers suspend strike. Scott McLemee asks the author for context.
September 18, 2012
Richard R. Schramm writes that the Common Core State Standards may well succeed where previous reform efforts have failed.
June 11, 2012
A teacher's high school commencement speech has many talking about the message pre-freshmen need to hear.

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