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The latest news about high schools, including articles, Commentaries, and special features.

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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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
Proposed legislation would lower the number of end-of-course exams as well as the number of core courses students must take.
April 2, 2013 - Education Week
Under a federal grant program, 11 states are using student surveys and select data to monitor and address issues around safety, discipline, and engagement.
March 26, 2013 - Education Week
Getting adequate sleep is critical to brain development, memory function, and cognitive skills in children and teenagers, experts and advocates tell a symposium in Maryland. Pushing back school start times helps ensure that they get enough rest.
March 15, 2013 - Education Week
March 11, 2013 - Education Week
President Obama's proposal for a Race to the Top-style competition aimed at high schools has yet to be fleshed out.
February 26, 2013 - Education Week

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