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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.
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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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Spotlight on College and Career Readiness 2018

A changing economic landscape has schools preparing students for the jobs of tomorrow. In this Spotlight, learn how schools are launching effective apprenticeship programs, raising the bar on college readiness, and helping students reinvent themselves for future careers.

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05/16 12:22 am | Does Higher Ed Really Pay Off? New Gates-Funded Commission Aims to Find Out | As the cost of college rises and students go deeper into debt, families are increasingly asking whether higher education is worth the cost. A new commission is tasked with ...

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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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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
Education Week's latest 50-state survey points to a continuing drop in the number of states that require students to take the PARCC or Smarter Balanced tests.
February 27, 2019 – Education Week
Educators in Oakland, Calif., say the yearlong graduation projects are helping students master oral, writing, and research skills that will serve them well for whatever comes next.
February 6, 2019 – Education Week
Most colleges rely on standardized tests and grades to decide who gets into their schools. A handful of schools want to change up the mix.
February 6, 2019 – Education Week
Nearly all are gauging school performance in part by whether students show they're ready for life after high school, a way of meeting ESSA's requirement for some measure aside from test scores.
January 23, 2019 – Education Week
Teenagers are taking up vaping nicotine and marijuana at an unprecedented clip, even as Generation Z continues to move away from drugs and tobacco use more generally, finds the 2018 Monitoring the Future survey.
December 17, 2018 – Education Week
A study finds that students who took a ‘transition’ math class in high school were able to skip remedial classes in college but learning didn’t improve.
November 14, 2018 – Education Week
In two AP Government classes in Winchester, Va., students are more interested in results from local races than in Donald Trump, but they’re pumped to be part of the electoral process.
November 14, 2018 – Education Week
Jeremy Currier and Seth Stephens should be the cybersecurity workers of tomorrow. Instead, they’re at the center of a possible criminal investigation.
November 13, 2018 – Education Week
A majority of potential first-time voters plan to cast a ballot this election season, according to a new Education Week Research Center survey. And President Trump and the Parkland, Fla., school shootings are spurring some of their political engagement.
October 31, 2018 – Education Week

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