High Schools

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

Students and parents sit in on the 'Surviving Your 1st Year & Beyond' workshop during a conference held last month by the District of Columbia College Access Program.
—Justin T. Gellerson for Education Week

Educators Work to Stave Off 'Summer Melt'

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 9, 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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College Bound Blog

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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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Some states rethink the kind of tests high school students must pass to graduate, or whether to use exit exams at all.
October 2, 2012 - Education Week
After seven years, Jordan Kohanim quit the job she loved because she didn't have the time to be the teacher she wanted to be.
August 21, 2012 - Education Week
A decade after introducing programs that allow high school students to study on college campuses, the Guilford County district points to greater engagement and achievement among participants.
August 16, 2012 - Education Week
A long-planned move to tougher high school graduation requirements is proving to be a challenge in Los Angeles.
June 12, 2012 - Education Week
Attempts a decade ago to engage students in their senior year largely fizzled, but some states and districts have adopted innovative strategies.
June 11, 2012 - Education Week
But some K-12 schools, colleges, and nonprofits are helping Hispanic students make the leap from high school to higher education.
June 1, 2012 - Education Week
A stratified system means long odds for students in Philadelphia's neighborhood high schools hoping to get a college education.
May 18, 2012 - Education Week
To prepare more at-risk students for the rigors of college, institutions are providing transitional classes and support services.
May 8, 2012 - Education Week
Traditional high schools are outdated, and new school configurations are needed, Jerry Diakiw writes.
May 8, 2012 - Education Week
Changes would be aimed at ensuring the program better prepares students to join the labor force.
April 24, 2012 - Education Week

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