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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.

K-12 and College Expectations
Often Fail To Mesh

The skills and knowledge required to succeed in college are often vastly diiferent from state academic standards required for graduating high school seniors. The fifth of six parts.
Making Dreams of College
Come True

One California administrator is working hard to close the gaps in college attendance for minority students.
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.
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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