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

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, seated, hands over a pen to state Rep. Steve Montenegro, a fellow Republican, after signing a bill requiring students to pass a civics test to graduate from high school.
—Ross D. Franklin/AP-File

U.S. Citizenship Test Gains Traction as Diploma Criterion

Arizona and North Dakota require high school students to correctly answer portions of the test to graduate, and other states are weighing such a mandate. (March 24, 2015)

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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High School Reform

College Bound Blog

05/27 04:46 pm | Tuition-Freeze Plans May Not Save Money for Families, Study Finds | A study of the guaranteed tuition mandate in Illinois shows universities raised their prices at a faster rate than if the institutions were allowed annual tuition hikes.

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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December 13, 2011 - Education Week
The number of college-admissions officials using social-networking sites to learn more about applicants quadrupled over the past year.
December 8, 2011 - Education Week
A Georgia school librarian adjusts her role by enhancing lessons and projects for students with the use of digital technology.
November 29, 2011 - Education Week (Web)
In an effort to stay relevant to teens, public libraries across the country are going mainstream, complete with Wii game consoles and electric keyboards pumped up to the maximum volume.
November 29, 2011 | Updated: May 20, 2015 - Education Week
While much research points to 9th grade as a problem transition year for students, a new study suggests the move from elementary to middle school may be more of a worry.
November 28, 2011 - Education Week
At the forefront of collecting and sharing student data, Kentucky has seen big improvements in college-going and remediation rates.
November 15, 2011 - Education Week
The state now joins Alabama, Florida, and Michigan as the only states requiring some form of online learning for graduation.
November 15, 2011 - Education Week
A survey of 5,300 counselors shows a committed but frustrated corps that sees a divide between what schools do and should do.
November 15, 2011 | Updated: March 24, 2012 - Education Week
Sponsors of the GED view its revision as a step toward postsecondary training rather than the end of a student's formal education.
November 14, 2011 - Education Week
Biometric technology is being used in school cafeterias in an effort to improve the speed and accuracy of the breakfast and lunch lines.
November 8, 2011 - Education Week

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