High Schools

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

Jameel Harris, foreground right, a senior at Cody College Prep Upper School of Teaching and Learning in Detroit, cleans up brush outside an abandoned house near his school.
—Brian Widdis for Education Week

Internship Pairs Detroit Students With GM Retirees

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)

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

04/22 04:02 pm | Share of U.S. Adults Holding a College Degree on Rise, Report Finds | A new report from the Lumina Foundation reveals the largest increase in college completion since 2008, with 39 percent of working-age Americans holding a degree.<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.

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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Systems like Tennessee's Degree Compass, which uses K-12 data to match students to courses, could be useful for high schools.
February 19, 2013 - Education Week
A national survey shows that high schoolers' interest in STEM careers is growing and so are gender gaps.
February 5, 2013 - Education Week
Commentary
Hazelwood at 25
A Supreme Court decision that diminished students' First Amendment rights has had dire consequences on a generation of young people, writes Frank D. LoMonte.
February 5, 2013 - Education Week
Teachers at Seattle's Garfield High portray their protest as narrowly focused against one particular test used by their district, not against assessments in general.
February 5, 2013 - Education Week
The dropout rate decreased by 90 percent in Daniel P. King's first five years at the helm of Pharr-San Juan-Alamo schools.
February 4, 2013 - Education Week
Some 78 percent of the class of 2010 got a high school diploma, says a new federal report, while the dropout rate fell to 3.4 percent.
January 29, 2013 - Education Week
Even one out-of-school suspension can lead to poorer academic outcomes, according to researchers from Johns Hopkins University.
January 10, 2013 - Education Week
After a tornado whipped through Joplin, Mo., in May 2011, rebuilding the high school became a matter of symbolic importance.
January 4, 2013 - Quality Counts
The Marysville, Wash., school was designed with a number of guiding principles in mind, and principle No. 1 was relationships.
January 4, 2013 - Quality Counts
A New York City high school plucks students from back in the academic pack as peer leaders, and reaps benefits.
January 4, 2013 - Quality Counts

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