High Schools

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Tiffany Mungin, a graduating student from East Side Community High School, presents a long-term research project about U.S. soldiers during the Vietnam War to David Vazquez, principal at the Bronx Studio School for Writers and Artists, left, and Ben Wides, a 12th grade history teacher at East Side Community High School in New York.
—Mark Abramson for Education Week

N.Y.C. High School Strives for 'Authentic' Assessment

East Side Community High School is among 48 New York schools where students complete projects to graduate—rather than take the state test. (July 17, 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

07/29 02:06 pm | Range of Summer Experiences Can Benefit High School Students | School counselors urge high school students to reflect on their summer job, volunteer, and travel experience as they make career and college plans.

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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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
Attention is growing on ways to smooth the transition from the correctional facility to the classroom for student ex-offenders.
April 23, 2012 - Education Week
State policymakers are catching on to the concept of student learning plans as a way to drive college and career readiness.
March 23, 2012 - Education Week
Several schools aiming to better prepare students for a global economy and foster cultural understanding between the United States and China have established online student exchange programs.
January 30, 2012 - Education Week

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