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This six-part special report focuses on efforts being made to redesign the American high school to meet the challenges of today's knowledge-driven society.

THE SERIES THIS WEEK, April 25, 2001
AP Program Assumes Larger Role
As the Advanced Placement program grows in popularity, some question whether it is diverging too far from its origins and being overused as a means of preparing students for the rigors of college.
Dual-Enrollment Programs
Spreading
More and more high school students are taking classes that give them college-level course credits.
The International Baccalaureate:
'Cadillac' of College-Prep Programs
The rigorous International Baccalaureate Program combines an exacting curriculum with a holistic approach to education.
PREVIOUSLY...
Getting Serious
About High School
,
April 11, 2001
Recent studies and reform initiatives suggest a growing sense that what is needed for the nation's high schools is nothing short of a new mission for a new century.
A Quiet Crisis: Unprepared
For High Stakes
, April 18, 2001
The nationwide drive to hold high school students to more rigorous academic standards and tests reveals a quiet crisis: A large proportion of students who are already in high school are not yet doing high-school-level work.
THE REST
OF THE SERIES...
Individual Attention, May 2, 2001 The idea that smaller is better in meeting adolescents’ needs is undergirding efforts to redesign high schools across the nation.
College Connection, May 9, 2001 What high schools provide and what colleges expect often fail to match up, but attempts to fix that are under way.
Making It Happen, May 16, 2001 Some high schools are defying the odds to become places where students achieve uncommon success.



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