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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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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 national study of nearly 12,500 9th graders finds that two sessions of a 25-minute exercise on “growth mindset” can boost students’ grades and their willingness to take on challenging classes.
August 21, 2019 – Education Week
Some teenagers in Colorado, where marijuana is legal for adults, are shifting away from smoking in favor of edible cannabis products, a study released Monday shows.
August 5, 2019 – AP
In a recent high-profile case, Harvard College rescinded its offer to a school-shooting survivor after racist comments he’d written online surfaced. But how common is it for colleges to take back offers? And do students have any recourse?
June 19, 2019 – Education Week
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 19, 2019 – Education Week
Move heavy thinking to the beginning of the day, make recess sacred, let higher schoolers sleep in, and mandate choir, says the best-selling author.
June 12, 2019 – Education Week
At Battle High School in Columbia, Mo., students in geometry class have swapped their compasses and protractors for hammers and hard hats. And they're doing it for a good cause.
May 1, 2019 – Education Week
If you're a student attending a virtual charter high school, the chances are pretty high that the majority of your classmates are not going to earn a diploma on time, an Education Week Research Center analysis finds.
April 18, 2019 – Education Week
Most rich parents don't commit fraud to get their kids into college, but there are plenty of legal ways to buy an unfair advantage, writes Mary Finn.
March 15, 2019 – Education Week
College counselors around the country are used to hearing from parents trying to tip the college admissions’ scale in their child’s favor, especially those in high-income communities.
March 20, 2019 – Education Week
Nearly a quarter of all charter high schools are graduating less than half of their students, according to an Education Week analysis of federal data.
February 27, 2019 – Education Week

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