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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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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
Spending more on public education—and less on law enforcement—is gaining traction as the Black Lives Matter movement fuels broader calls for racial justice and police reform.
June 18, 2020 – Education Week
Only one-quarter of the nation’s school district leaders say they have fully developed plans to offer summer learning, according to an EdWeek Research Center survey.
June 17, 2020 – Education Week
The College Board paid lip service to confronting the digital divide, but some students still didn't get a fair shake, writes Mariusz Gałczyński.
May 29, 2020 – Education Week
The pandemic is just the latest massive disruption for the U.S. territory's educational system, and has left students and teachers wondering how much they've lost and what comes next.
June 10, 2020 – Education Week
You've managed to make the best of a bad situation, writes teacher Christina Torres, but that doesn't mean this isn't tough.
June 3, 2020 – Teacher
The medical field's understanding of how the new coronavirus affects children and how they can spread it is rapidly evolving. Here’s the latest for school leaders weighing reopenings.
June 10, 2020 – Education Week
A new analysis says the nation's schools will need to spend $41 billion more in the 2020-21 academic year as the fast-moving recession driven by the coronavirus pandemic boosts costs for everything from remote learning to school meals.
May 18, 2020 – Education Week
From holograms to boat parades, school districts are thinking out of the box when it comes to staging high school commencement ceremonies during the coronavirus crisis.
June 3, 2020 – Education Week
Career technical education has been on a roll lately, but educators fear that will change, as unemployment soars and some students are cut off from hands-on learning opportunities.
May 12, 2020 – Education Week

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