High Schools

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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.

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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.

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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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Nationwide, data show that nearly 7 percent of high school freshmen stop out for four weeks or more—and then return to graduate.
November 30, 2016 – Education Week
States conferred 95 kinds of diplomas to high school graduates last year—two more than the year before, according to the group Achieve.
November 16, 2016 – Education Week
The first national study of principals' time use finds that school leaders clock long hours—and many of them are spent on paperwork.
November 2, 2016 – Education Week
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

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