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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.

Issue Backgrounder

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College Bound Blog

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On-Demand Webinar

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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Adams 14 in Colorado is among thousands of districts nationwide that are trying to root out discriminatory practices that can harm students' development.
September 16, 2015 – Education Week
Average scores either dipped or stayed the same for this year’s crop of high school graduates, according to college-testing officials.
September 9, 2015 – Education Week
The 2015 framework for teaching AP U.S. History may be drawing criticism, but historians, on the whole, think they are just fine.
August 19, 2015 – Education Week
James Ryan, the district’s chief for STEM learning, discusses San Francisco’s new initiative to teach computer science in every grade.
August 5, 2015 – Education Week
Instead of heading to the beach, some counselors and youth groups are working hard to ensure that students who planned to go to college actually make it there.
August 5, 2015 – Education Week
High school English teacher Amy Williams says that the role of gender in K-12 school cultures is too little examined, resulting in missed opportunities for professional growth and instructional nuance.
July 21, 2015 – Teacher
The Education Week Research Center compiled data from the U.S. Department of Education in order to shed light on the high school achievement and post-high-school outcomes of students with special needs. The results highlight key patterns regarding the educational status of this population.
June 5, 2015 – Education Week
This map includes state-by-state graduation rate data, as well as state graduation rates for historically disadvantaged racial and ethnic groups.
June 5, 2015 – Education Week
While the nation's graduation rate has hit another historic high, prospects are more mixed children and youths with disabilities, according to Diplomas Count 2015.
June 4, 2015 – Education Week
Growing numbers of students with disabilities are headed to college, and many of them are choosing to keep their disability status to themselves.
June 4, 2015 – Education Week

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