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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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Quiz Yourself: How Much Do You Know About Adolescent Learners?
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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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
Cognitive and neuroscience research points ways schools can help leverage teenagers’ strengths in this unique developmental period when they’re learning to regulate emotions and make good decisions.
October 10, 2018 – Education Week
In a civics lesson come to life, this Missouri high school government teacher is running for state legislature.
October 3, 2018 – Education Week
A new think-tank study adds fuel to the growing controversy about high school credit-recovery programs.
September 26, 2018 – Education Week
When it comes to literacy skills, there seems to be a gap between what employers want and what schools provide, but it’s a fuzzy one.
September 26, 2018 – Education Week
Is school where students should learn to speak clearly, make a 60-second elevator speech, or hold a difficult conversation? That's what employers think.
September 26, 2018 – Education Week
Education Week visited Delaware's largest employer for a closer look at how digitization is changing the workplace.
September 26, 2018 – Education Week
The limited amount of academic writing that students learn in school may not be what they need for the workplace, argue some experts and employers.
September 26, 2018 – Education Week

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