Report: U.S. Students Get Serious About High School
Indicators include fewer absences and less employment
High school students work harder and are more focused on school than they were a generation ago, according to a special analysis in “The Condition of Education 2012,” and the economic downturn may highlight an opportunity to put more of them on the path to college.
The National Center for Education Statistics, part of the U.S. Department of Education, released its vast annual statistical snapshot May 24 with a special focus on high schools.
In 2010, the most recent year for which data are available, the NCES reported 14.9 million students were enrolled in grades 9-12, a slight decrease from 2008 but still part of a slow rise since 1990; the NCES expects high school enrollment to recover and increase 4 percent...
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