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May 02, 2001 1 min read

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 2, 2001
The Breakup: Suburbs Try
Smaller Schools

An increasing number of schools across the country that are subdividing into smaller schools to fight poor achievement, student alienation, and other school ailments. The fourth of six parts.
Schools Seen as Out of Sync
With Teens

Specialists in various fields are looking at the innate, or at least the universal, needs of adolescents and asking whether the nation’s high schools are meeting them.
PREVIOUSLY...
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.
THE REST
OF THE SERIES...
College Connection, May 9, 2001 What high schools provide and what colleges expect often fail to match up, but attempts to fix that are under way.
Making It Happen, May 16, 2001 Some high schools are defying the odds to become places where students achieve uncommon success.

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