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November 26, 2018
My education left me feeling unprepared. Now I want to dig into education inequities and victories in Detroit.
Chalkbeat is welcoming its newest reporter — Lori Higgins, who joins the publication after 19 years as a K-12 reporter at the Detroit Free Press.
October 31, 2018
Tennessee students improve slightly on ACT in a year when national scores backslide
The state's average ACT score lands above 20 for a second straight year on the college entrance exam.
October 1, 2018
Tennessee’s 2018 graduation rate is steady at 89 percent. See how your school did.
Just over 89 percent of Tennessee’s public high school students graduated on time in 2018, maintaining the state’s record-high rate from last year.
How I Teach
August 8, 2018
Don’t just help students graduate. Prepare them for what’s next, says high school teacher
An environmental engineer-turned-teacher shares how she helps students learn to love math and get prepared for university.
August 3, 2018
More students are taking AP exams, but researchers don’t know if that helps them
“AP is such an important element of high school for kids and teachers, and we don’t really understand how it’s impacting student experiences."
August 2, 2018
More Indiana students of color are graduating college. But many are still being left behind
The report noted a bright spot among students from low-income families who receive 21st Century Scholarships.
March 8, 2018
Meet the Staten Island elementary school determined to start college-readiness in kindergarten
One Staten Island elementary school has embarked on a bold new experiment to prepare students for life after high school as soon as possible.
Caps and gowns
February 27, 2018
Unsatisfied with Detroit ‘college-readiness’ rate, Vitti lays out ideas for changing the district’s culture
Detroit high school students could soon have access to makeup courses, more guidance counselors, and color-coded wristbands signifying their skills.
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February 21, 2018
Graduation rates in Michigan – and Detroit’s main district — are up, but are most students ready for college?
Slightly more than 80 percent of the state’s high school students graduated last year but graduation rate is not necessarily a great measure of school success.
January 17, 2018
ACT do-overs pay off for 40 percent of Tennessee high school seniors who tried
The state's $2 million investment in its ACT Retake Day appears to be paying off for a second year in a row.
beyond high school
July 20, 2017
Tennessee leads nation in FAFSA filings for third straight year
Almost three-fourths of Tennessee's high school seniors completed the financial aid form for the upcoming academic year.
July 6, 2017
Weary of stagnant ACT scores, Tennessee is giving all its seniors a second chance to test
The state's inaugural ACT Retake Day a success, state officials are expanding the program to all public high school students in the Class of 2018.
access to what
June 27, 2017
This new report underscores a big challenge facing New York City’s college graduation aspirations
A new report looking at what happened to students who graduated under Bloomberg raises questions about Mayor Blasio's approach to getting more students to college.
May 23, 2017
Achievement First is betting on a new model to help more of its students graduate college
Charter schools have struggled to ensure students don't just get to college — but actually graduate.
May 15, 2017
Principal for a Day is back with a new focus: college and career readiness
When the nonprofit PENCIL launched more than two decades ago, fewer than half of New York City students graduated from high school. The organization placed…
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