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Students line a busy intersection and overpass protesting against a Jefferson County, Colo., school board proposal to emphasize patriotism and downplay civil unrest in the teaching of U.S. history. Students line a busy intersection and overpass protesting against a Jefferson County, Colo., school board proposal to emphasize patriotism and downplay civil unrest in the teaching of U.S. history.
—Brennan Linsley/AP

Amid Backlash, Colo. Board Rethinks U.S. History Review

A Jefferson County school board proposal to ensure that U.S. history courses promote citizenship and patriotism and downplay civil disobedience led to weeks of student protests in the suburban Denver district. (October 3, 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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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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The problem of cheating goes deeper than test scores to questions of how well all students are prepared to learn, Ellen Balleisen writes.
October 11, 2011 - Education Week
Schools in four states are restructuring their academic programs into "lower division" and "upper division" courses aimed at readying all students for community college by the end of their sophomore year.
October 3, 2011 - Education Week
Little more than half of college freshmen will get a degree, but initiatives are emerging to boost college completion.
September 20, 2011 - Education Week
The new law requires incoming freshman, beginning this school year, to take at least one course online prior to graduation.
September 20, 2011 - Education Week
New York City's high school choice program is a model for harnessing the power of the marketplace to serve public school students, Thomas Toch and Neil Dorosin write.
August 19, 2011 - Education Week
Nonprofit organizations are emerging to help disadvantaged students navigate the often difficult college-admissions and financial-aid processes.
August 18, 2011 - Education Week
Candice Johnson asks why her struggling high school in Los Angeles had more intern-teachers than other, wealthier schools and how those interns could be deemed "highly qualified."
July 22, 2011 - Education Week
Drawing on data for more than 1 million Texas schoolchildren, a new study reveals that more than half of those students were suspended at least once in middle or high school and schools varied widely in how they meted out those punishments.
July 19, 2011 - Education Week
On the first day of class, students remembered walking into the classroom and seeing their teacher’s image projected onto a 4-by-6-foot whiteboard.
June 15, 2011 - Digital Directions
Johns Hopkins University's Yash Gupta says universities have a role to play in helping students prepare for and succeed at college.
June 14, 2011 - Education Week

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