High School

Education news, analysis, and opinion about schools typically serving 9th to 12th grades and the students who attend them
Haines City Senior High School Principal Adam Lane greets seniors walking across campus on Friday, May 6, 2022 at Haines City Senior High School in Haines City, Fla.
Haines City Senior High School Principal Adam Lane greets seniors walking across campus at the school in Haines City, Fla.
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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.
Denisa R. Superville, May 13, 2022
7 min read
Permian High School players run drills at the start of the school's evening team football practice Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021, in Odessa, Texas.
Permian High School players run drills as evening football practices get under way in Odessa, Texas, last August. A national group is calling for reshaping traditional high school sports programs so that more students can be involved in them.
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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.
Ariel Gans, May 2, 2022
8 min read
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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.
Alyson Klein, April 6, 2022
2 min read
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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.
Sarah D. Sparks, March 31, 2022
4 min read
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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.
Evie Blad, March 31, 2022
6 min read
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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.
Sarah D. Sparks, March 16, 2022
2 min read
Phlebotomists Willie Grant, left, and Tawana Liggins, right, prepare sophomore Isaac Brown and junior Kendra Gillenwater to donate blood during a blood drive at Eastbrook High School east of Marion, Ind., in 2017.
Phlebotomists Willie Grant, left, and Tawana Liggins, right, prepare sophomore Isaac Brown and junior Kendra Gillenwater to donate during a blood drive at Eastbrook High School east of Marion, Ind., in 2017. Donations from high school students make up a significant share of the nation's blood supply.
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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.
Evie Blad, March 11, 2022
4 min read
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Sofia Mendoza, a senior at Hilliard Davidson High School, in Hilliard, Ohio, has been trained to notice early signs of mental health struggles in her peers and channel them to adults who can help.
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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.
Catherine Gewertz, March 1, 2022
4 min read
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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.
Rick Hess, January 27, 2022
7 min read
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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.
Sarah D. Sparks, December 6, 2021
6 min read
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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.
Rick Hess, October 28, 2021
7 min read
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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.
Alex Harwin & Sarah D. Sparks, October 18, 2021
7 min read
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.
October 14, 2021