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Ryan Suwimski, left, and Ben Medrano listen as their teacher describes job-interview strategies in a financial-literacy class at Taylorsville High School in Taylorsville, Utah.
—Jim McAuley for Education Week

States Fall Short on Teaching Financial Literacy

When it comes to teaching students how to manage their money, most states rate a B or a C, a new report says. (October 20, 2015)

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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High School Reform

College Bound Blog

07/31 10:24 am | After Five-Year Run, College Bound Blog Sunsets | Launched in 2010, College Bound blog publishes its last post today.

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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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A national survey shows that high schoolers' interest in STEM careers is growing and so are gender gaps.
February 5, 2013 - Education Week
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
For the first time, 47 states and the District of Columbia used a common yardstick to measure high school graduation rates.
December 4, 2012 - Education Week

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