Education Report Roundup

High School Improvement

By Michelle R. Davis — November 28, 2006 1 min read

“Emerging Evidence on Improving High School Student Achievement and Graduation Rates: The Effects of Four Popular Improvement Programs” is available from the National High School Center.

High schools should establish more orderly environments and do a better job preparing students for life after high school, particularly for youths from low-income families, according to a research brief by the National High School Center.

The brief outlines five challenges faced by high schools and ways to keep students engaged and on the path to graduation.

The National High School Center is funded by the U.S. Department of Education and housed at the American Institutes for Research, based in Washington.

A version of this article appeared in the November 29, 2006 edition of Education Week