High Schools

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

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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Dropouts
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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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Twenty-year-old Andrew Brennen is traveling the country to encourage students to raise their voices for school improvement.
June 2, 2016 – Education Week
A network of early-college high schools on the Texas border is nudging first-generation students onto the path to college.
June 2, 2016 – Education Week
From zookeeping to transportation logistics, Bryan High School's career classes reflect real local economic needs.
June 2, 2016 – Education Week
This STEM-focused school takes all comers and embeds its students in campuses and businesses across the city.
June 2, 2016 – Education Week
More than 2,000 parents, educators, residents, and students have offered their views on how to reshape the city's high schools.
June 2, 2016 – Education Week
Northfield High School's first-year experience illustrates how difficult it is to remake a traditional high school.
June 2, 2016 – Education Week
Alexandria Area High School was created to accommodate changes in education and technology.
June 2, 2016 – Education Week
Fayetteville High School was designed to feel more like a flexible workplace than a massive institution.
June 2, 2016 – Education Week
Eighty-two percent of the class of 2014 graduated on time, according to the most recent data from the U.S. Department of Education, but American Indian, black, and Latino students continue to trail their white peers.
June 2, 2016 – Education Week
This map includes state-by-state graduation rate data, as well as state graduation rates for historically disadvantaged racial and ethnic groups.
June 2, 2016 – Education Week

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