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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?


October 4, 2010
ST. LOUIS -- Many high schools have policies under which, if a student is cited for a disciplinary infraction as a freshman or sophomore, and isn’t a repeat offender, that infraction is expunged from the student’s record at the end of the sophomore year. What that means is that for two students who commit the same infraction -- even a serious one -- there is no assurance that colleges that seek disciplinary records during the admissions process will know about it.
September 28, 2010
Gates Foundation unveils new plans by four municipalities to push for better graduation rates.
August 18, 2010
More and more students are taking the ACT in high school, but their scores are not increasing, finds the new ACT Condition of College and Career Readiness report, released today.The average composite ACT score in 2010 was a 21.0 out of a maximum 36 -- the lowest average score in the last five years. Average subject scores for mathematics and science stayed constant from 2009, while English and reading declined by 0.1 percentage points, as seen in the table below.
August 2, 2010
Colleges have done too little to fix the nation's public schools, and it's time for that to change, writes Milton Greenberg.
July 19, 2010
WASHINGTON -- The future of Advanced Placement is changing, and the College Board is taking steps to ensure that AP classes more accurately reflect colleges' first-year curriculums and better prepare high school students to succeed in them and in further college work.At the AP Annual Conference last weekend, College Board Vice President Trevor Packer, who is responsible for the AP program, talked to an audience of about 50 school officials about AP and about impending changes to the program.
July 19, 2010
MINNEAPOLIS -- For years, educators and policy makers have been talking about the need to better align K-12 and higher education, so that students coming out of high school have the skills and knowledge they need to do college-level work (and, not unimportantly, to reduce the need for remediation once students are in college).
April 21, 2010
Building on a project that has helped increase the proportion of Chicago public school students who applied for federal financial aid, the Obama administration is inviting school districts around the country to undertake their own such efforts.
March 30, 2010
The Advanced Placement program is becoming more and more popular, with 25 percent of high school graduates taking at least one AP examination, elite colleges expecting to see applicants’ transcripts full of the courses, and politicians demanding that more and more high schools offer them.
March 3, 2010
The high school counselors who guide students through college admissions receive poor grades in a new national survey.
February 11, 2010
College Board trumpets growing participation rate, but numbers also show continued gaps by race and ethnicity in who takes the tests and who does well.


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