High schools

Failing Grade

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The new writing tests on the SAT and ACT are educationally unsound, according to the National Council of Teachers of English.

A New AP

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The College Board, facing criticism of a popular program, wants its courses to look more like the best intro courses at colleges.

Bridging the Gap

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Columbia's Teachers College wants to help legislators truly leave no child behind.

It Takes a Counselor, Not a Village

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New research shows that a single, optimistic college adviser can propel legions of low-income high school students to higher education.

High School Students Want Courses That Challenge

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High school students want to be worked harder, and to take college courses sooner.

College and the Disabled Student

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31% of youth with disabilities attend college in the first two years after high school, Education Department finds.

No Such Thing as a Free Year

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State blocks Denver educators from using high school funds to pay for tuition at a community college.

Growth Industry

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More than 100,000 students who graduated from high school in 2004 hired private counselors.

Earning the AP Name

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Teachers will need to submit course plans for approval if they want their classes to be part of the Advanced Placement program.

New Challenge to Evolution

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Christian schools sue University of California for refusing to certify high school courses that teach creationism or "intelligent design."

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