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The latest news about high schools, including articles, Commentaries, and special features.

College Board President David Coleman, in announcing planned changes to the SAT last week in Austin, Texas, said the redesigned college-entrance exam 'will be more focused and clear, useful and open than ever before.'
—Erich Schlegel for Education Week

SAT Makeover Aims to Better Reflect Classroom Learning

The College Board seeks to more closely connect its exam to work students do in rigorous high school courses. The plans also offer strong common-core echoes. (March 7, 2014)

Spotlight on Middle and High School Literacy

This Spotlight looks at the strategies for working with middle and high school students on literacy skills, as educators are learning it's not just young children who need the help.

Issue Backgrounder

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College Bound Blog

10/01 10:56 am | Changes to Preliminary SAT Set For 2015 | Starting next fall, high school students will take a redesigned version of the PSAT/NMSQT following some of the same changes to test more critical thinking in store for the ...

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Lessons from New York City's Small High Schools
In this webinar, experts discussed what research says about New York City's small schools, and what makes them an effective option for the city's disadvantaged students.

Chat Transcript

The Senior Slump: Strategies to Keep Students Motivated
Strategies to keep students engaged are outlined in this online chat including college-level course offerings, internships, and independent study.

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New research finds that students in schools that used deeper-learning teaching approaches had better test results and people skills than peers in other schools.
September 30, 2014 - Education Week
Students looking to prepare for Advanced Placement exams, or simply expand their academic knowledge, now have free access to an array of classes.
September 23, 2014 - Education Week
For cities and districts seeking to establish a communitywide college-going culture, George Weiss and Mary Anne Schmitt-Carey offer four steps.
September 16, 2014 - Education Week
In some states, new initiatives and graduate programs are providing needed training to expand college counseling in high schools.
September 9, 2014 - Education Week
School leaders should take a cue from medicine and find ways to examine and learn from their failures, Courtney Stewart writes.
September 5, 2014 - Education Week
Principals are applying concepts familiar in business circles—such as marketing, branding, and coordinated public outreach through social media—to manage their schools.
July 31, 2014 - Education Week
Fearing that trendy electronic cigarettes will fuel a resurgence in teenage smoking, educators are clamping down on students' use of the devices on school grounds.
July 29, 2014 - Education Week
Donald E. Heller, the dean of the college of education at Michigan State University in East Lansing, explains why he reluctantly supported his daughter’s decision to drop out of high school.
June 27, 2014 - Education Week
A new district staffer helps spread innovative ideas among school leaders and central office staff eager to try new approaches.
June 10, 2014 - Education Week
Students benefit when secondary schools make a strong commitment to fostering social and emotional learning, write Barbara Cervone and Kathleen Cushman.
May 20, 2014 - Education Week

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