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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.

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College Bound Blog

04/17 11:10 am | Latinos, Blacks Strongest Supporters for Increasing College Attainment, Poll Finds | About 61 percent of Americans says it's very important for more Americans to earn some kind of degree or certificate, up from 51 percent last year, according to a Gallup ...

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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.

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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"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
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

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