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Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, seated, hands over a pen to state Rep. Steve Montenegro, a fellow Republican, after signing a bill requiring students to pass a civics test to graduate from high school.
—Ross D. Franklin/AP-File

U.S. Citizenship Test Gains Traction as Diploma Criterion

Arizona and North Dakota require high school students to correctly answer portions of the test to graduate, and other states are weighing such a mandate. (March 24, 2015)

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.

Issue Backgrounder

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Dropouts
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College Bound Blog

05/29 10:12 am | MacArthur Data Shows Geniuses Come From All College Campuses | Since 1981, the 918 MacArthur fellows have come from 315 different colleges and universities, according to new data released this week.

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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According to Thomas R. Guskey, educators must answer one basic question: Is my purpose to select talent or develop talent?
March 28, 2014 - Education Week
The initiative is billed as an effort to level the playing field for disadvantaged young people by providing an array of free, high-quality resources.
March 10, 2014 - Education Week
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 - Education Week
Entrepreneurial growth in U.S. cities is generated more by high school diplomas and college degrees than by venture capital investments or government funding, says new research.
February 25, 2014 - Education Week
"Individualized learning plans" empower students to plot a postsecondary course, whether for college or careers, write V. Scott Solberg and Curtis Richards.
February 25, 2014 - Education Week
February 24, 2014 - Education Week
With many students entering college ill prepared to succeed, states and districts are increasingly offering transitional coursework for high schoolers who need extra help.
February 18, 2014 - Education Week
If students think that college is out of reach for their families financially, there's a good chance they will lose interest in school, writes Erich May.
January 14, 2014 - Education Week
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

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