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Education news, analysis, and opinion about schools typically serving 9th to 12th grades and the students who attend them
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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
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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
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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
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Special Report Making Social-Emotional Learning Work for Teens
Chances are teenagers are not getting the social emotional learning they need, especially now. This report shows how schools can help.
October 12, 2021
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Teaching Download 5 Strategies for Teaching SEL to Teenagers (Downloadable)
This downloadable has strategies for creating social-emotional learning experiences that won't cause teenagers to roll their eyes.
Stephen Sawchuk, October 12, 2021
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Student Well-Being From Our Research Center How to Teach Older Students Social-Emotional Skills? Try Civics
Collaboration, empathy, social awareness, and relationship building are some of the same skills that power democracy.
Arianna Prothero, October 12, 2021
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Student Well-Being Why High School SEL Programs Feel 'Lame'—and How to Fix Them
Here's how to devise high school SEL lessons that don't feel preachy and align with adolescents' cognitive and psychological development.
Stephen Sawchuk, October 12, 2021
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Student Well-Being From Our Research Center The Pandemic Has Shaken Students' Sense of Themselves
Adolescence is a time for students to form their identity, but quarantines and school shutdowns disrupt that process, for good or bad.
Alyson Klein, October 12, 2021
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Student Well-Being From Our Research Center Middle and High School Students Need Social-Emotional Learning, Too. Are They Getting It?
Amid the pandemic, more schools say they are paying more attention to teenagers' social and emotional needs. Teens aren't so sure.
Arianna Prothero, October 12, 2021
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Gia Leon, a student at Odyssey STEM Academy, poses for a portrait at Hollydale Park on July 15, 2021, in South Gate, California.
Gia Leon, 17, credits the personalized learning program at Odyssey STEM Academy in Lakewood, Calif., for helping build her academic and personal confidence and giving her an opportunity to experience the real world of work.
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Personalized Learning From Our Research Center Personalized Learning’s Big Test Is Coming This School Year
As schools try to repair the damage of COVID-19 and racial injustice, it's now or never for the much-hyped personalized learning movement.
Benjamin Herold, July 20, 2021
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The Supreme Court is seen at sundown in Washington on Nov. 6, 2020.
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Law & Courts Supreme Court to Weigh Maine's Exclusion of Religious Schools From 'Tuitioning' Program
The justices will decide whether a tuition aid program for towns without public high schools must include religious schools.
Mark Walsh, July 2, 2021
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Johnny Rivera discusses an algebra problem with classmates at iLEAD Academy in Carrollton, Ky.
Johnny Rivera discusses an algebra problem with classmates at iLEAD Academy in Carrollton, Ky.
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Mathematics What the Research Says Doubling Down on Algebra Can Pay Off in College, But Who Your Peers Are Matters, Too
A new study links taking extra-long algebra classes in early high school to a higher likelihood of earning a college degree years later.
Sarah D. Sparks, June 28, 2021
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Mathematics Algebra 1 Is a Turning Point. Here’s How to Help Incoming Students
Targeted support is especially urgent in Algebra 1, experts say; the class is a gatekeeper to higher level mathematics.
Sarah Schwartz, June 22, 2021
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Student Well-Being Video The Awkward, Exciting, and Uncertain Transitions to Middle School, High School, and College
Students in 5th, 8th, and 12th grades anticipate their transition from pandemic schooling to a new level of education in the fall.
Jaclyn Borowski , Eric Harkleroad & Brooke Saias, May 25, 2021
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