High schools

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.

Survival of the Fittest Theory

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Federal judge rejects intelligent design curriculum as religious and non-scientific.

Tons of Test Takers

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Many more students are enrolling in AP courses, but enrollments don't always translate into good scores.

Not in Kansas Anymore

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Bill in Wisconsin, backed by Madison scientists, would ban intelligent design and creationism from being taught as science in public 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.

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