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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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The sweeping order to halt residents from seven majority-Muslim countries from entering the United States and an uncertain fate for undocumented DREAMers are stoking fears for immigrant students.
February 8, 2017 | Updated: March 10, 2017 – Education Week
The U.S. Education Department says the states need more evidence to use the popular admissions test to measure high school achievement.
February 8, 2017 – Education Week
More than 90 percent of the students who attend the schools bearing the names of either President Obama or first lady Michelle Obama are black or Hispanic, a stark contrast to the racial breakdown of public schools as a whole.
January 18, 2017 – Education Week
Many teachers are afraid to address politically charged topics; high school debate teams shouldn't be, writes Stefan Bauschard.
January 5, 2017 – Education Week
Educators welcome the Every Student Succeeds Act's lighter federal reins on testing, but want to make sure those tests still do what they need to do.
January 4, 2017 – Quality Counts
A handful of states are reinvesting in their thinning ranks of school counselors to get more students on the college path.
December 14, 2016 – Education Week
Students with disabilities will find it easier next year to request accommodations on the SAT, the PSAT, and other tests the College Board runs.
December 14, 2016 – Education Week
Educators find themselves behind the eight ball, expected to help students negotiate everything from internet hoaxes to partisan policy advocacy disguised as unbiased news.
December 14, 2016 – Education Week
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

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