Equity & Diversity Opinion When Educational Equity Descends Into Educational Nihilism
Schools need to buckle down to engage and educate kids—not lower (or eliminate) expectations in the name of “equity.”
Student Well-Being The Lost Senior Year: Credits, Proms, Sports All in Jeopardy
The coronavirus closures are shaping a disruptive end to a tumultuous academic career for the Class of 2020.
States 'Action Civics' Enlists Students in Hands-On Democracy
An activist brand of civics instruction is gaining champions and a few critics in the nation's schools.
Teaching Can 'Capstone Projects' Deepen Learning for High School Seniors?
Educators in Oakland, Calif., say the yearlong graduation projects are helping students master oral, writing, and research skills that will serve them well for whatever comes next.
College & Workforce Readiness New Jersey Court Strikes Down PARCC Test as Grad Requirement
The state is one of about a dozen that require students to pass a test in order to graduate from high school.
College & Workforce Readiness Opinion The Tangled Web: The High School Diploma, College and Career Readiness Standards and Career and Technical Education
Marc Tucker looks at how low bars for college and career readiness standards, career and technical education and high school graduation requirements are leaving U.S. students two and three years behind their peers in top-performing systems.
College & Workforce Readiness High School Diploma Criteria Fall Short, Study Finds
An analysis finds that, in most states, students must exceed high school diploma requirements in order to be admitted to a public, four-year college in their state.
College & Workforce Readiness How High School Diploma Requirements Fall Short of College Admission Standards
A new study documents a tricky trap for students: the gap between what high schools require for graduation and what state universities require for admission.
College & Workforce Readiness In Wake of Grad-Rate Scandal, D.C. Projects Sharp Decline in Diplomas
In the wake of a major graduation-rate scandal, the District of Columbia school system reports a big anticipated drop in this year's high school graduation rate.
College & Workforce Readiness Absenteeism, Abuse of Credit Recovery Drive Bogus Graduations in D.C.
A scathing report on violations of graduation rules in the District of Columbia shines a spotlight on a nationwide problem: Chronic absenteeism.
College & Workforce Readiness Opinion Every Students Succeeds: A Strategy, Not a Slogan
While many students in the U.S. are entering school already years behind, Marc Tucker describes how education systems in other countries are providing the support students need to meet high standards from the start.
College & Workforce Readiness Florida Clears Way to Diplomas for Hurricane-Displaced Students
Florida will allow students displaced by Hurricane Maria to earn Puerto Rican diplomas in their newly adopted Florida schools. The decision addresses concerns that students might not be prepared to pass Florida graduation exams.
College & Workforce Readiness New Graduation Requirement in New Mexico? College Application or Training
A bill in the New Mexico legislature would add a new high school graduation requirement for students: They'd have to have a plan to go to college or enroll in a training program.