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August 16, 2018
New data pulls back curtain on Chicago’s high school admissions derby
Before the online portal GoCPS system streamlined the high school choice process, Chicago schools lacked a common deadline or single place portal to…
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.
beyond high school
January 26, 2017
Haslam: Tennessee must step up its role in guiding high school students to college and career
More Tennessee ninth-graders are graduating from high school in four years, but not enough are furthering their education to be ready for today's jobs, officials say.
January 13, 2017
Diet Nope: Colorado’s large districts still keeping diet soda out of high schools
More than half of Colorado's 10 largest school districts have decided or are poised to decide not to bring back diet soda in high schools after a seven-year ban.
Pomp and Circumstance
October 17, 2016
The U.S. graduation rate is at an all time high. But Colorado’s rate still lags far behind.
A Colorado education official suggested uneven graduation requirements and high student mobility rates don't mix.
Rethinking high school
May 16, 2016
National bus tour to stop in Memphis to spotlight high schools of tomorrow
Memphis is one of 14 stops for a national bus tour inviting the community to rethink America’s high schools as part of a contest backed by the widow of Steve Jobs.
Updated April 13, 2016
New York considering using scores on AP exams and SAT subject tests in evaluations
The memo cautions that officials are only considering those changes. But expanding the use of SAT and AP scores would be in keeping with a national trend.
Staying in school
March 3, 2016
Teen mothers push for law change on child support
Teen mothers from a Denver high school are pushing for a new law they say would make it easier to get child care assistance and help them stay in school.
high school and beyond
December 10, 2015
How some low-income students discovered the unwritten rules of high school admissions
A program called Breakthrough New York helps fill in gaps.
October 26, 2015
City to pay for all 11th-graders to take SAT during the school day
The city will cover the cost of the $54.50 exam for students, and let them take it at their own schools during class time.
February 12, 2015
Test yourself: Practice high school end-of-course-exams now available
Indiana’s high school end-of-course exams — which students must pass in English and Algebra to graduate — have mostly been untouched by the…
July 1, 2014
Behind the numbers: 10 takeaways from this year’s TCAP results
Overall, there was slight upward growth. But when it comes to test scores, a lot of the interest is in the details: How did minority students fair? What's happening in eighth grade? High school successes, social studies sweeps, math scores catching up, and more.
June 26, 2014
Incoming high school freshmen get taste of college life
For about 55 Denver incoming high school freshman, the idea of using engineering software and a 3-D printer to transform their drawings into three-dimensional models seemed…
By the numbers
June 23, 2014
Four things to look for in Monday’s graduation rate announcement
The state’s announcement will include additional insights about the city’s ability to push its high school students past the finish line. Namely, it will include all-important college and career readiness rates.
June 16, 2014
Northeast high schoolers learn leadership, career-readiness for healthcare jobs
Councilman Chris Herndon kicked off a week-long leadership conference for about 70 high school students from northeast Denver at Kaiser Permanente Colorado Franklin Medical Offices, located at 2045 E. Franklin St. Doctors, physician's assistants, radiologists and other medical professionals walked students through their careers and the importance of diversity and leadership skills in these fields.
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