This six-part special report focuses on efforts being made to redesign the American high school to meet the challenges of today’s knowledge-driven society.
|THE SERIES THIS WEEK, May 16, 2001|
| Against Odds, School Propels Its Students to College |
At a time when critics are suggesting that American high schools have far to go to educate all students to higher academic standards, 1,700-student Rivera High seems to be holding its own.
| Push To Raise Achievement Yields Lessons |
An interview with Gene Bottoms, the founder of the High Schools That Work program.
|K-12 and College Expectations Often Fail To Mesh, May 9, 2001|| The skills and knowledge required to succeed |
in college are often
vastly different from state academic standards required for graduating high
|The Breakup: Suburbs Try Smaller High Schools, May 2, 2001||An increasing number of schools across the country are subdividing into smaller schools to fight poor achievement, student alienation, and other school ailments.|
|AP Program Assumes Larger Role, April 25, 2001||Efforts to give high school students access to college-level coursework are booming. Is this as good a sign as it seems?|
|A Quiet Crisis: Unprepared For High Stakes, April 18, 2001||The nationwide drive to hold high school students to more rigorous academic standards and tests reveals a quiet crisis: A large proportion of students who are already in high school are not yet doing high-school-level work.|
|Getting Serious About High School, April 11, 2001||Recent studies and reform initiatives suggest a growing sense that what is needed for the nation’s high schools is nothing short of a new mission for a new century.|