High School

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 High School Students Think They Are Ready for College. But They Aren't
Four in 5 students say they're academically ready for college. Their test scores say otherwise.
Elizabeth Heubeck, February 21, 2024
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Elementary, Middle, and High-school age children interact with a giant artificial intelligence brain.
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Classroom Technology What Is Age-Appropriate Use of AI? 4 Developmental Stages to Know About
Child development experts and teachers offer advice on when K-12 students should start using AI-powered tech and for what purposes.
Arianna Prothero, February 19, 2024
11 min read
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School & District Management How These Principals Nip Apathy in the Bud After Winter Break and Long Weekends
Cellphone bans, Instagram posts and shout-outs are small fixes to the growing problem of student apathy.
Olina Banerji, January 19, 2024
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Classroom Technology Q&A ‘I’m More Scared of the People’: What Two High Schoolers Make of AI
The students discuss how they’ve used AI, their concerns about it, and how they see it affecting their career plans.
Lauraine Langreo, January 16, 2024
5 min read
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Curriculum A Few Years Ago, 8 States Required Personal Finance Education. Now It's Up to Half
Advocates say the pandemic has accelerated the push to require high schoolers to take a financial literacy course.
Elizabeth Heubeck, January 11, 2024
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Mathematics Students See Value in Math Class. But Many Also Find It Boring
A new survey of nearly 90,000 high school students demonstrates American teenagers’ deep ambivalence about how math is taught in schools.
Sarah Schwartz, January 8, 2024
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College & Workforce Readiness Navigating Financial Assistance Can Be Tough. Not All Schools Offer Help
Outside resources are helping to fill in the gaps.
Elizabeth Heubeck, January 5, 2024
5 min read
Student Well-Being Reports Student Mental Health: Survey Results from Students and Education Leaders
This report presents findings on student mental health based on survey results from educational administrators and high school students.
December 29, 2023
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Student Well-Being Opinion When Social Media Is Hurting Students: 5 Steps to Improve Digital Well-Being
These five recommendations can help students (and adults) better regulate their tech and social media use and build their digital agency.
Emily Weinstein & Eisha Buch, December 27, 2023
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Meghan Stubbs is photographed with her early childhood education students after being named a Milken Educator Award recipient on Nov. 29, 2023.
Meghan Stubbs, a teacher in Ellsworth, Maine, is surrounded by some of her students after being named a Milken Educator Award recipient on Nov. 29, 2023.
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College & Workforce Readiness How 3 Award-Winning Teachers Prepare Students for Life After Graduation
Education Week spoke with teachers about how they help students shape their plans for after high school.
Sarah Schwartz, December 26, 2023
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Bloomfield High School transgender athlete Terry Miller, second from left, wins the final of the 55-meter dash over transgender athlete Andraya Yearwood, far left, and other runners in the Connecticut girls Class S indoor track meet at Hillhouse High School in New Haven, Conn on Feb. 7, 2019.
Bloomfield High School transgender athlete Terry Miller, second from left, wins the final of the 55-meter dash over transgender athlete Andraya Yearwood, far left, and other runners in the Connecticut girls Class S indoor track meet at Hillhouse High School in New Haven, Conn., on Feb. 7, 2019.
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Law & Courts Lawsuit Over a Transgender School Sports Policy Revived by Federal Appeals Court
The 2nd Circuit court stressed that it was not deciding the underlying issue in the case of whether Title IX bars such a policy.
Mark Walsh, December 15, 2023
3 min read
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School Climate & Safety Q&A Two Students—One Jewish, One Muslim—Give Advice on Discussing the Israel-Hamas War
Learning and talking about the conflict gives students the opportunity to become compassionate global citizens, experts say.
Lauraine Langreo, December 15, 2023
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Mathematics What the Research Says How Schools Can Diversify Math Course-Taking
Low-income students and students of color take fewer advanced-math courses—or start taking them later—than their white peers.
Sarah D. Sparks, December 7, 2023
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School & District Management Opinion What It Takes to Reinvent High School
How can district leaders launch innovative and successful schools?
Rick Hess, December 7, 2023
6 min read