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Kenia, who came to the United States from Honduras in 2012, participates in a graduation award ceremony at her Charlotte, N.C., high school.
—Chris Keane for Education Week

Unaccompanied Minors Face New Milestone: Graduation

Katherine and Kenia were among the recent surge of Central American children fleeing to the U.S. Now they're graduating from high school. (June 7, 2016)

Spotlight on Career Readiness

In this Spotlight, see how new tests aim to measure career readiness, explore different opinions on career-ready skills, and learn how community engagement and individualized plans can inspire students.

Issue Backgrounder

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High School Reform

College Bound Blog

07/31 10:24 am | After Five-Year Run, College Bound Blog Sunsets | Launched in 2010, College Bound blog publishes its last post today.

On-Demand Webinar

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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Even as high school graduation rates inched up to 83.2 percent, experts say it’s difficult to determine that federal education policy is responsible uptick in in the 2014-15 school year.
October 26, 2016 – Education Week
Academic and emotional supports are needed to help gifted students from low-income families thrive at public residential schools.
October 26, 2016 – Education Week
Adolescent-brain-science findings suggest four things that middle and high school teachers should stop doing, writes psychologist Thomas Armstrong.
October 12, 2016 – Education Week
A study of New York city schools finds that students are more likely to see bullying in 6-8 or 5-8 schools than in 6-12 or K-12 schools.
October 5, 2016 – Education Week
But scores are yet to be released for the revised college-admission exam, introduced in March.
October 5, 2016 – Education Week
As Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump squared off, a crowd of high school debate team members gathered at a watching party in Nevada were less than impressed.
October 5, 2016 – Education Week
Inflammatory campaign rhetoric has made this presidential election a challenging one to teach, educators say.
September 14, 2016 – Education Week
Students in dual-enrollment programs are often told they will be able to transfer the credits they earn to college, but it doesn't happen.
September 7, 2016 – Education Week
Will the NAACP and the Movement for Black Lives' demands to halt new charters sway black support for the sector?
August 31, 2016 – Education Week
A significant increase in the number of students taking the ACT college-readiness test may help explain the slight dip in scores for 2016, says ACT.
August 31, 2016 – Education Week

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