High Schools

The latest news about high schools, including articles, Commentaries, and special features.

Jameel Harris, foreground right, a senior at Cody College Prep Upper School of Teaching and Learning in Detroit, cleans up brush outside an abandoned house near his school.
—Brian Widdis for Education Week

Internship Pairs Detroit Students With GM Retirees

For 10 weeks, teams of high school students from the city's disadvantaged neighborhoods hold down 9-to-5 jobs with life skills and other lessons mixed in. (August 6, 2013)

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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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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Young adults say high schools are failing to give students a solid footing for the working world or strong guidance toward college, a new poll shows.
April 26, 2011 - Education Week
Hoping to make money to help relieve property taxes, the Auburn School Department will try to become a University of Phoenix-style developer and marketer of online high school courses for foreign students.
April 21, 2011 - McClatchy-Tribune
A series of studies explores why students avoid seeking help with school work and what digital tutors might be able to do about it.
April 14, 2011 | Updated: March 24, 2012 - Education Week
The U.S. Department of Education for the first time has issued guidance to schools on preventing and handling incidences of sexual violence both on and off campus.
April 4, 2011 | Updated: March 24, 2012 - Education Week
With the availability of user-friendly home cameras and desktop publishing, thousands are posting videos and websites dedicated to science.
April 1, 2011 - Education Week
Police say Tyler Coyner, 19, allegedly gained unauthorized access of the district's computer system and solicited student customers to pay him to change grades.
March 4, 2011 - McClatchy-Tribune
Those in the business claim students will improve their performance, but research shows coaching has minimal positive effects.
February 24, 2011 | Updated: March 24, 2012 - Education Week
The challenge for a Louisville, Ky., school is to sustain momentum gained through a federally funded school improvement program.
February 22, 2011 - Education Week
Gary Hoachlander argues that we must find a diversity of pathways to college and career success for our high school students, and he explains how California is taking steps to do so.
February 18, 2011 - Education Week
Teachers and scientists push to revamp evolution education in the classroom.
February 11, 2011 - Education Week

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