Education news, analysis, and opinion about schools typically serving 9th to 12th grades and the students who attend them
Recruitment & Retention How One Principal Has Dodged the Staffing Shortage
A high school principal in Polk County, Fla., has developed his own talent pipeline that helps avoid staffing issues.
Student Well-Being Should School Sports Prioritize Participation Over Competition? What a New Report Says
The Aspen Institute's report proposes eight strategies for making school sports more fun and less selective.
Future of Work Do I Want to Be a Telecommuter When I Grow Up? High Schoolers Ponder That Question
Nearly a fifth of older teens surveyed in the U.S. and U.K. were weighing the ability to telecommute in their career considerations.
Mathematics What the Research Says Math Anxiety Weakens How Students Study. Here's What Teachers Can Do
A study finds students worried about the subject prepare less effectively, often without realizing what they are doing wrong.
Student Well-Being Teen Mental Health During COVID: What New Federal Data Reveal
The CDC finds high school students with close school relationships or virtual connections were less likely to report mental health concerns.
College & Workforce Readiness What the Research Says 12th Graders Took Harder Courses and Got Higher GPAs, But Test Scores Fell. What Gives?
A federal study finds that improvements in high school students' course-taking and GPAs did not lead to higher NAEP scores.
Families & the Community Q&A Blood Donations Dropped When Schools Closed. Here's What Teens Learn by Giving a Pint
A COVID-related decline in high school blood drives added to a national blood shortage. A Red Cross official shares how schools can help.
Student Well-Being In Their Own Words Peer Help for Mental Health: 'We Learn the Red Flags to Watch For'
A member of a specially trained group of students discusses finding help for peers struggling with mental health issues.
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Curriculum Opinion How New Hampshire High Schoolers Can Earn Credits Essentially Anywhere
A New Hampshire program allows any public or private organization in the state to apply to offer high school credits to students.
School & District Management What the Research Says Q&A: How Can High Schools Continue to Improve Now?
The way to do it, says researcher Robert Balfanz, is to dig beneath the averages to find real solutions to schools' thorny problems.
College & Workforce Readiness Opinion The High School Network Providing Students With On-the-Job Training
Rick Hess speaks with Cristo Rey Network President Elizabeth Goettl about the network's innovative work-study program.
College & Workforce Readiness From Our Research Center Class of COVID: 2021's Graduates Are Struggling More and Feeling the Stress
COVID-19 disrupted the class of 2020’s senior year. A year later, the transition to college has in some ways gotten worse.
Student Well-Being Online Summit SEL in Middle and High School: What Works, What Doesn’t
Join fellow educators and administrators in this discussion on social emotional learning and what schools and staff can do to provide it.