About This Series
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
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.
More and more high school students are taking classes that give them college-level course credits.
'Cadillac' of College-Prep Programs
The rigorous International Baccalaureate Program combines an exacting curriculum with a holistic approach to education.
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.|
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.|
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.|