High Schools

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.

Issue Backgrounder

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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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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
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

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