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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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Two Denver-area school districts are letting teenagers sleep in a little longer, and a third could follow suit—but only if it can make the logistics work.
December 6, 2019 – McClatchy-Tribune
The nation’s largest public university is pushing to raise minimum standards for freshman admissions—a move that has galvanized opposition from advocates and some districts that argue it puts more roadblocks in the path of students who already struggle to meet current requirements.
November 27, 2019 – Education Week
Two new polls offer more evidence that Americans—and especially young Americans—are skeptical whether the investment in higher education is necessary or worth it.
November 27, 2019 – Education Week
Two N.Y. teachers have added an extra dose of realism to lessons by transforming their 10th grade aircraft cleaning and maintenance classes into unionized workplaces.
November 13, 2019 – Education Week
In rural communities with shrinking populations, schools are enlisting students to help prevent the U.S. Census Bureau from undercounting them next year.
November 27, 2019 – Education Week
Although most young Americans believe in the value of higher education, many still consider a high school diploma alone to be enough for success, according to a survey of teens and young adults by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.
November 11, 2019 – AP
A new study of violent attacks in schools over the last decade reveal that most of the student attackers were motivated by a specific grievance and every single one of them was experiencing extreme stress.
November 13, 2019 – Education Week
Teachers open doors for students to fuel their curiosity and pursue passion projects, but educators warn against making it a free-for-all.
November 6, 2019 – Education Week
The vast majority of teens surveyed report that vaping is ever-present in their daily experience, and a majority say they frequently see related posts on social media. But teens are also getting the message that vaping can cause serious medical issues.
November 4, 2019 – Education Week
The nation’s high school students continue to struggle in the subject areas that are deemed essential for later success, according to the latest results from the ACT college admissions test.
October 30, 2019 – Education Week

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