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Alliance for Excellent Education, 2011
As the national policy community has coalesced around the priority of graduating all students ready for college and careers, the challenge of improving the lowest-performing high schools serving the most challenged populations remains. This policy brief examines the limitations of previous high school reforms and describes new approaches showing…
Descriptors: Human Capital, High Schools, Educational Change, Educational Policy
Alliance for Excellent Education, 2010
As the nation has embraced the need to graduate every student ready for college and careers, high school reform has emerged at the top of the education agenda. Many local and state leaders are implementing strategies to address low performance and close achievement gaps. As federal policymakers look ahead to opportunities to support this…
Descriptors: High Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, Graduation Rate, Resistance to Change