High schools

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."

Barriers to a 'Seamless' K-16 System

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Most of the action in American educational policy happens in the states. Their governments are primarily responsible for elementary and secondary education, and the vast majority of students in the United States attend public institutions that are also funded and governed primarily at the state level. So any efforts to improve the interaction between the public schools system and higher education, and to ease the transition of students from one to another to ensure their academic success, will live and die largely at the state level.

Drawing a Line in the Academic Sand

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U. of Idaho president says that in science courses, evolution will be taught and that other views -- discredited by researchers -- do not belong.

Coming Soon to a Classroom Near You

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Study of high school seniors shows they have high aspirations -- but not the math skills to match.  

Another Attack on Evolution

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Berkeley sued over Web site created by professors to help high school teachers.

High Schools and High College Costs

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Students' need for remediation is a major driver of institutions' (and families') costs, and a target for policy makers.

Left Out of the Elites

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Low income, high performing students are plentiful enough that selective colleges should be able to admit more of them, study finds.

Tough Love for Colleges

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Federal higher ed panel emphasizes colleges' high prices and urges greater accountability.

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