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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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As the national conversation on reopening schools accelerates, experts say the best way to protect vulnerable teachers might be to not have them in school buildings at all.
May 7, 2020 – Education Week
Fewer students are filing financial aid applications this year, as the pandemic continues to disrupt college plans for high school seniors nationwide.
May 5, 2020 – Education Week
Faced with uncertainty, new financial concerns, and the prospect of more remote learning, and confusion, a growing number of college-bound high school seniors are reconsidering where and whether they’ll pursue higher education.
May 13, 2020 – Education Week
High school senior Yasmin Peña was among the youngest victims of the pandemic in her state. Her friends, family, and teachers remember her as so much more that.
May 11, 2020 – Education Week
More than 30 states have already moved to create more flexible graduation requirements and more are poised to do so, as education leaders move swiftly to smooth the transition to school or work for this year’s senior class.
April 8, 2020 – Education Week
Many educators see social-emotional learning as best suited for early grades, but a Dallas high school is going against the grain to make teaching SEL skills a priority.
April 8, 2020 – Education Week
The coronavirus closures are shaping a disruptive end to a tumultuous academic career for the Class of 2020.
March 30, 2020 – Education Week
Already in crisis mode, K-12 schools must now figure out how to educate tens of millions of children stuck at home due to the coronavirus pandemic.
April 1, 2020 – Education Week
The scope of school shutdowns nationwide is unprecedented, but new federal guidance suggests two to three weeks may not be enough time to effectively drive down virus transmission.
March 13, 2020 – Education Week
How likely are children to contract and spread the new strain of coronavirus? What steps should schools take to protect them?
March 11, 2020 – Education Week

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