High schools

Another Peek Into the 'Toolbox'

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In an effort to shed light on the hows and whys behind students’ success at completing college, the U.S. Education Department has released a new report called “The Toolbox Revisited.” 

The longitudinal study, which its author calls a “data essay,” explores the high school class of 1992 as it moved from high school to higher education and compares its success, favorably, to the high school class of 1982 tracked in an earlier report, “Answers in the Tool Box.”

Real Classes Have Teachers

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NCAA considers a crackdown on high school diploma mills that help athletes get eligible.

Advanced Yes, Placement No

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Study questions whether students who finish AP courses -- even those who receive top score -- should receive college credit.

Closing the High School-College Gap

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States have made some progress on aligning standards and requirements, but have far to go, report says.

Lending a Brain

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Colleges and universities urged to help American schools teach science and math.

Homework: Get Accepted to College

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The application process is becoming a requirement for high school graduation in some Texas districts, with encouraging results. 

Rich Student, Poor Student

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New Web site raises uncomfortable questions about which institutions enroll those with the most financial need.

Can ACT Improve the Pipeline?

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As more states consider the test as part of high school assessment programs, policy experts see results but urge caution.

Innovation Overload

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Congressional advisory panel launches study to explore programs to help low- and moderate-income students graduate.

Out of Control Admissions Hype

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This year's headlines aren't only deceptive, but they may be needlessly discouraging students, many experts say.

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