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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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Digital self-harm is a newer form of teenage expression of self-hatred and depression that is just beginning to capture the attention of school officials.
May 30, 2018 – Education Week
Already popular at the college and professional levels, esports are now gaining a foothold in K-12 schools despite concerns about bad behavior and equity problems associated with competitive game playing.
May 30, 2018 – Education Week
The class doesn't predict future success well and disparities in it are legion. What about elevating statistics instead?
May 23, 2018 – Education Week
Not all STEM and STEM-related jobs are growing, and not all of them are highly remunerative.
May 23, 2018 – Education Week
The staff at iLEAD Academy knows which jobs are in demand locally and how much they pay—and they make sure that students know, too, as they weigh college and career.
April 25, 2018 – Education Week
Robert B. Schwartz raised many eyebrows with a 2011 report that questioned the wisdom of the prevailing “college for all” ethic. Now, the Harvard scholar shares the experiences of a network of states working on providing career-focused options for young people.
April 24, 2018 – Education Week
An analysis finds that, in most states, students must exceed high school diploma requirements in order to be admitted to a public, four-year college in their state.
April 11, 2018 – Education Week
Creativity is too often the domain of the elite. Schools can help, write composer Anthony Brandt and neuroscientist David Eagleman.
April 11, 2018 – Education Week
Fifty years after the death of Martin Luther King Jr., experts say the complicated legacy of the civil rights leader is often reduced in school curricula to just one speech, if not four words: “I have a dream.”
April 11, 2018 – Education Week
A suburban Minneapolis high school is partnering with more than 200 businesses to reshape its classes and help students find a career that excites them—whether or not it leads to a bachelor's degree.
April 11, 2018 – Education Week

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