High schools

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."

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.  


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