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Kenia, who came to the United States from Honduras in 2012, participates in a graduation award ceremony at her Charlotte, N.C., high school.
—Chris Keane for Education Week

Unaccompanied Minors Face New Milestone: Graduation

Katherine and Kenia were among the recent surge of Central American children fleeing to the U.S. Now they're graduating from high school. (June 7, 2016)

Spotlight on Career Readiness

In this Spotlight, see how new tests aim to measure career readiness, explore different opinions on career-ready skills, and learn how community engagement and individualized plans can inspire students.

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College Bound Blog

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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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Subtle, everyday biases in the nation's classrooms pose major obstacles to academic success for low-income students and students of color.
October 28, 2015 – Education Week
Military recruiters often fly below the radar at many high schools, and two researchers suggest that's a problem.
October 28, 2015 – Education Week
The U.S. Department of Education is encouraged by preliminary state-by-state data showing that graduation rates for the 2013-14 school year were up from the year before.
October 28, 2015 – Education Week
A Geneva-based philanthropy has invested more than $28 million in the past six years to help children, adolescents, and adults with learning impairments that haven't been formally diagnosed.
October 28, 2015 – Education Week
The National Institutes of Health will dedicate $300 million over the next decade to launch the largest, most comprehensive study to date of how children’s brains develop during adolescence.
October 28, 2015 – Education Week
When it comes to teaching students how to manage their money, most states rate a B or a C, a new report says.
October 21, 2015 – Education Week
Precollegiate schools play a role in a new campaign to expand the student-traveler pipeline and spread the learning around.
October 21, 2015 – Education Week
Dual-credit programs in 19 states feel threatened by a new rule requiring high school teachers of those classes to have a master's degree.
October 14, 2015 – Education Week
In boosting higher-educational attainment, we mustn’t sacrifice quality, writes New England College of Business president Howard E. Horton.
September 30, 2015 – Education Week
A final evaluation of KIPP finds that its schools continue to have a positive impact on student achievement, even as the network expands.
September 23, 2015 – Education Week

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