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Odessa High School graduate Andrea Perea waves to family members in the crowd during a graduation ceremony for the class of 2019 at Ratliff Stadium in Odessa, Texas.
—Jacob Ford/Associated Press

Is the Nation's Rising Graduation Rate Real?

More high school students than ever are graduating, and a new report suggests that’s not due to lowered standards—it’s because students are actually learning more. (June 11, 2019)

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Literacy for the Workplace
The modern workplace is evolving and employers say that students need different kinds of literacy skills in order to thrive in it. Will English classes change in response?

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Quiz Yourself: How Much Do You Know About Adolescent Learners?
What are the areas of opportunity in middle school math, how effective is instilling growth mindsets among adolescent learners, and are high school students reading books at the appropriate grade level?

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A recent analysis of enrollment data from 40 states reveals deep racial disparities in who takes these career-oriented courses.
October 22, 2020 – AP
The pandemic hit college-bound members of the class of 2020 from low-income homes much harder than it did their better-off peers, our survey found.
October 21, 2020 – Education Week
A 2020 high school graduate struggles to continue her education despite a disrupted senior year, a move to a new home, and spotty internet access.
October 21, 2020 – Education Week
Amid the many disruptions of the COVID-19 era, it’s more important than ever for educators to be consistent about the admissions requirements—and the costs—of college.
October 21, 2020 – Education Week
A sense of isolation characterized the college decision-making process this year for a Houston high school valedictorian.
October 21, 2020 – Education Week
From registration to balloting, COVID-19's disruption is adding friction for young people casting their first votes. Some are helping others navigate the process.
October 21, 2020 – Education Week
Here’s a recap of key findings for how to improve virtual learning, prioritize what to teach, make up for lost learning, and tend to students’ well-being.
September 30, 2020 – Education Week
Online school providers anticipated an onslaught of new students this fall and made plans to meet the growing demand.
September 16, 2020 – Education Week
Educators and researchers hunt for ways student musicians and singers can practice and perform safely despite the risk of virus transmission.
September 9, 2020 – Education Week
Uber-popular with tweens and teens, the video-sharing platform on which users share short clips is raising concerns about student data privacy and national security.
July 29, 2020 – Education Week

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