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Octavia Smoot prepares for her senior portrait on May 7 at Scott High School in Madison, W.Va. Octavia is participating in a pilot program that texts high school seniors with reminders about college application deadlines, financial aid, interviews, etc., in an effort to keep them focused on applying and getting into college.
—Mark Webb for Education Week

'R U on Track for College?' Texting a New Strategy

To keep seniors on track for college and to avoid the "summer melt" that leads some astray after graduation, some educators are texting them reminders and information. (May 13, 2014)

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Amid a nationwide push to ratchet up academics, some educators, researchers, and policymakers are renewing and reshaping efforts to engage students in learning and motivate them for success.
June 2, 2014 - Education Week
With a curriculum based on service and local cultural resources, San Isidro High School strives to make learning relevant for students in its border community.
June 2, 2014 - Education Week
Students have to want to come to school, work hard, and graduate. And they have to feel capable of achieving their academic goals. The trick for educators is to figure out how to make that happen.
June 2, 2014 - Education Week
A measure passed by the Louisiana legislature would give teams of teachers, administrators, and parents wide latitude in setting graduation and promotion requirements for students with disabilities.
May 30, 2014 - Education Week
To keep seniors on track for college and to avoid the "summer melt" that leads some astray after graduation, some educators are texting them reminders and information.
May 13, 2014 - Education Week
Regardless of how it was counted, the nation's high school graduation rate cracked 80 percent for the first time with the class of 2012.
May 6, 2014 - Education Week
The U.S. Supreme Court upholds a Michigan initiative barring race-based preferences in admissions at the state’s universities, but no one opinion commanded a majority.
May 2, 2014 - Education Week
Students who want to work with their hands should not be subjected to a bias against technical education, writes Mike Rose.
April 25, 2014 - Education Week
The new exam, described as an "achievement test," aims to judge students' in such areas as analysis, synthesis, and real-world problem-solving.
April 22, 2014 - Education Week
Below is a College Board summary of the current and redesigned exam, and an Education Week analysis providing relevant material in the Common Core State Standards.
April 8, 2014 - Education Week

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