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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.

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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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At Keaau High School on Hawaii's "Big Island," the principal utilized federal Race to the Top money to help turn around a low-performing school.
December 10, 2013 - Education Week
Advocates say that federal strings and red tape could undercut a $100 million competition to help secondary schools better prepare students for college and high-tech careers.
November 27, 2013 - Education Week
A study finds that a school's poverty level is a bigger 'divider' than its location or racial makeup in predicting its students’ college success.
October 22, 2013 - Education Week
As more districts trim the school week to cope with budget crunches, the WACO district is doing so to expand student enrichment opportunities and teachers' professional development.
September 17, 2013 - Education Week
The test-maker's annual report also indicates that the average composite score fell to its lowest level in eight years.
August 21, 2013 - Education Week
Trying to engage students at the high school level has implications when they enter college, Mark Bauerlein writes.
August 6, 2013 - Education Week
For 10 weeks, teams of high school students from the city's disadvantaged neighborhoods hold down 9-to-5 jobs with life skills and other lessons mixed in.
August 6, 2013 - Education Week
A new nationwide survey reveals the extent to which mobile devices have become an inextricable part of students' and families' lives.
June 11, 2013 - Digital Directions
Debate over the subject's relevancy brews in several states even as the Common Core State Standards for mathematics expect students to master that content.
June 11, 2013 - Education Week
Mikel Robinson is among millions of students trying to meet the common standards.
May 21, 2013 - Education Week

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