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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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September 29, 2009
With the growth of virtual high schools, new issue surfaces for admissions officers.
September 21, 2009
That too many young people come out of high school ill-prepared for college or the work force is little disputed. The questions of why that's so and how to fix the situation, however, have too often resulted in finger pointing, with many college faculty members complaining that high schools are asking too little of their students and high school officials saying that colleges send mixed signals about what they want students to be able to do.
August 25, 2009
It's harder to get into top colleges. But do long odds encourage students to learn more or game the system? Study finds minimal evidence of the former, and much of the latter.
June 11, 2009
WASHINGTON -- Math and science education throughout the country must improve dramatically if America hopes to compete in the 21st century, according to a study released Wednesday.The report, conducted by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, outlines a comprehensive and ambitious plan to advance math and science learning. The main objectives include establishing high and common assessment standards in those subjects across all 50 states, as well as aggressively recruiting and supporting teachers.
May 8, 2009
The College Board is apologizing and promising an investigation of why students taking this week's Advanced Placement examination in French language were given a recording that didn't work properly for the listening portion of the test.The relevant questions will not be used for scoring students' exams, so the College Board says that there is nothing to worry about for students, but some counselors say that their students were seriously confused by the incident and that more needs to be done to make up for the malfunction.
April 16, 2009
Aiding traditional high school guidance officers, Virginia Community College System employs "coaches" to help pre-college students create academic plans to reach their career goals.
March 26, 2009
Educators argue that challenging underrepresented and remedial students to earn at least two years' worth of college credit and a high school diploma at the same time can improve their outcomes.
February 6, 2009
Some in Connecticut question wisdom of the governor's plan to merge the state's technical high school and community college systems.
February 5, 2009
While a larger share of students are earning high scores, minority groups lag. Some states see progress on closing gap for Latinos, little movement is seen for blacks.
February 2, 2009
Many educators worry that the ability of the United States to produce enough scientists will fall short unless a more diverse group of students are recruited to science study -- and thrive. Despite the odds, some black females do succeed in science. Swimming Against the Tide: African American Girls and Science Education (Temple University Press) looks at why some students succeed, and the roadblocks they face along the way. The book is based on a combination of statistics, surveys and interviews.

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