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Education Week, 2018
A broad range of factors go into weighing how well the nation's schools are living up to their responsibility to ensure that students are on track academically and prepared to take their place in a complex, ever-changing society. This third and final installment of "Quality Counts 2018" digs deeply into test scores, high school…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Educational Trends, Scores, High School Graduates
Edwards, Virginia B., Ed. – Education Week, 2016
This year's report focuses on efforts to redesign high schools. Those include incorporating student voice, implementing a rigorous and relevant curriculum, embracing career exploration, and more. The report also includes the latest statistics on the nation's overall, on-time high school graduation rate. Articles include: (1) To Build a Better High…
Descriptors: High Schools, Student Participation, Educational Change, Curriculum Development
Edwards, Virginia B., Ed. – Education Week, 2015
After spending years in a special education system that carefully spells out their rights and the services they should receive, students with disabilities often find it daunting to contemplate their next steps after high school. Should they apply to college, look for a job, or stay in the special education system until they "age out" at…
Descriptors: Special Education, Disabilities, Transitional Programs, Graduation Rate
Edwards, Virginia B., Ed. – Education Week, 2014
Educators and experts alike have come to a growing realization that academic factors alone do not tell the whole story of what it means to successfully navigate the educational system through high school and into higher education or the workplace. This national report from "Education Week" investigates the role that student engagement…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Student Motivation, Student Participation, Success
Klein, Alyson – Education Week, 2013
President Barack Obama used his first State of the Union address since winning re-election to put education at the center of his broader strategy to bolster the nation's economic prospects. He is proposing to dramatically expand preschool access for low- and middle-income children and to create a new competitive program aimed at helping high…
Descriptors: Current Events, Preschool Education, Preschool Children, Presidents
Adams, Caralee J.; Sparks, Sarah D. – Education Week, 2013
America's high school graduation rate has notably improved, according to figures released last week by the National Center for Education Statistics. The "averaged freshman graduation rate" rose to 78.2 percent of public school students receiving a diploma in 2010, up from 75.5 percent the year before. In 2006, the rate was 73.4 percent, and in…
Descriptors: Graduation, Dropout Rate, Graduation Rate, Gender Differences
Sparks, Sarah D. – Education Week, 2013
The first round of this year's high-school-match notifications in New York City's massive, district-wide school choice process went out to students this month, sparking celebration, consternation, and a renewal of concerns about unequal access to the city's best schools. The Big Apple's school-matching system is certainly on a New York scale, with…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, School Choice, Grade 8, Middle School Students
Education Week, 2013
The 2013 edition of "Diplomas Count," entitled "Second Chances: Turning Dropouts into Graduates," examines dropout recovery and innovative strategies for returning to the educational fold the 1 million students who leave school without a diploma each year. "Education Week's" journalists investigate interventions that…
Descriptors: Dropouts, High School Graduates, Dropout Rate, Intervention
Robelen, Erik W. – Education Week, 2013
Should all students take Algebra 2? Florida seemed to say "no" this spring with the passage of a law striking it from graduation requirements. Texas said much the same in legislation Republican Gov. Rick Perry signed this week that also backs away from Algebra 2 for all. Those steps come as the Common Core State Standards for math set…
Descriptors: Graduation Requirements, State Standards, Experiential Learning, Algebra
Adams, Caralee J. – Education Week, 2012
To make it in college, students need to be up for the academic rigor. But that's not all. They also must be able to manage their own time, get along with roommates, and deal with setbacks. Resiliency and grit, along with the ability to communicate and advocate, are all crucial life skills. Yet, experts say, many teenagers lack them, and that's…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Student Adjustment, College Curriculum, Difficulty Level
Ujifusa, Andrew – Education Week, 2012
With many states crafting assessments based on the common-core standards--and an increasing emphasis on college and career readiness--some are rethinking the kind of tests high school students must pass to graduate, or whether to use such exit exams at all. Twenty-five states, enrolling a total of 34.1 million students, make exit exams a…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Graduation Requirements, Exit Examinations, Secondary Education
Adams, Caralee J. – Education Week, 2012
To give students an incentive to work hard--and save education dollars along the way--some states are encouraging early high school graduation by ramping up curricula or giving college scholarships. As a money-saving measure for families and states, lawmakers are allowing early high school exits and providing tuition aid. The policies emphasize…
Descriptors: Secondary Education, Educational Attainment, Graduation, High School Graduates
Samuels, Christina A. – Education Week, 2012
Just days before a massive tornado devastated their community last May, a group of Joplin, Mo., educators and other community members had a meeting about "21st-century learning." Then May 22 arrived, bringing the catastrophic storm that ripped through the community of 50,000 in the southwest corner of the state. The tornado killed 161…
Descriptors: Natural Disasters, School Districts, Educational Facilities Design, Technology Integration
Robelen, Erik W. – Education Week, 2012
The International Baccalaureate (IB) organization, best known in the United States for its prestigious two-year diploma program for juniors and seniors, will enter new terrain this fall as it formally rolls out an initiative centered on a variety of career pathways that includes engineering, culinary arts, and automotive technology. The move comes…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Pilot Projects, Vocational Education, High Schools
Maxwell, Lesli A. – Education Week, 2012
President Barack Obama's call for every state to require school attendance until age 18 may spark a flurry of action in some statehouses, but changing attendance laws will do little by itself to drive down the nation's dropout rates, experts on the issue say. In his State of the Union address last month, President Obama said states should require…
Descriptors: Presidents, Compulsory Education, Age, Attendance
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