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Students line a busy intersection and overpass protesting against a Jefferson County, Colo., school board proposal to emphasize patriotism and downplay civil unrest in the teaching of U.S. history. Students line a busy intersection and overpass protesting against a Jefferson County, Colo., school board proposal to emphasize patriotism and downplay civil unrest in the teaching of U.S. history.
—Brennan Linsley/AP

Amid Backlash, Colo. Board Rethinks U.S. History Review

A Jefferson County school board proposal to ensure that U.S. history courses promote citizenship and patriotism and downplay civil disobedience led to weeks of student protests in the suburban Denver district. (October 3, 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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College Bound Blog

10/22 01:47 pm | Vocational Pathways Approved for Graduation in New York State | Students in New York state will soon have the option to replace one of the history exams now required for graduation with a career-focused art or science exam<div ...

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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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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
The District of Columbia has taken on an aggressive K-12 implementation of the common standards, a particular challenge since its academic performance lags behind that of the United States as a whole.
May 21, 2013 | Updated: May 22, 2013 - Education Week (Web)
Technical glitches during recent online assessments in a number of states are prompting worries about schools' ability to administer common-core testing in 2014-15.
May 3, 2013 | Updated: May 7, 2013 - Education Week
In both his State of the Union speech and now his budget proposal, President Obama has emphasized the importance of redesigning high schools.
April 16, 2013 - Education Week
Data released by the National Center for Education Statistics, among other organizations, suggest that the outlook for high schools has been improving.
April 16, 2013 | Updated: May 21, 2013 - Education Week (Web)
A set of "publishers' criteria" for the common-core standards for high school and a revised set for elementary school are released.
April 16, 2013 - Education Week

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