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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
Adams, Caralee J. – Education Week, 2013
President Barack Obama applauded high school redesign efforts in his State of the Union address and encouraged districts to look to successful models for inspiration. Last week, he followed up with a request in his fiscal 2014 budget proposal for a new, $300 million competitive-grant program. Recognition is widespread that high schools need to…
Descriptors: High Schools, Incentive Grants, Program Budgeting, Federal Aid
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
Sparks, Sarah D. – Education Week, 2013
At a time when more high schools are looking to their graduates' college-remediation rates as a clue to how well they prepare students for college and careers, new research findings suggest a significant portion of students who test into remedial classes don't actually need them. Separate studies from Teachers College, Columbia University, and the…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, State Standards, High Schools, Career Readiness
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
Toporek, Bryan – Education Week, 2012
On June 23, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon signed into law Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibits gender discrimination in any federally financed education program or activity. Title IX is far-reaching, but the law is most often associated with school and college athletics. Title IX allows schools to prove their athletic…
Descriptors: Females, Gender Discrimination, Athletics, High Schools
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
Gewertz, Catherine – Education Week, 2012
Brittany Rollins is hanging out a lot at the local animal shelter this year. Delving into the issue of pet euthanasia and writing about it will help her earn English/language arts credits toward graduation. The 17-year-old senior at Newfound Regional High School, in the rural central New Hampshire town of Bristol, is part of one of the most…
Descriptors: Competence, Teaching Methods, Knowledge Level, Nontraditional Education
Shah, Nirvi – Education Week, 2012
Some of the students at Success Academy are doing International Baccalaureate-level work. Most of the classes have just five or six students. But this Baltimore public high school isn't for elite students. Admission depends on whether students have done something so serious a regular district school won't have them anymore: assaulting classmates…
Descriptors: Discipline Policy, Hispanic American Students, Public Schools, High Schools
Sparks, Sarah D. – Education Week, 2011
A new neuroscience twist on a classic psychology study offers some clues to what makes one student able to buckle down for hours of homework before a test while his classmates party. The study published in the September 2011 edition of "Proceedings of the National Academy of Science," suggests environmental cues may "hijack" the brain's mechanisms…
Descriptors: Cues, Delay of Gratification, Brain, Teaching Methods
Klein, Alyson – Education Week, 2011
The test scores aren't in yet, but by almost every other measure that matters--school climate, instructional strategies, staff satisfaction--the former Shawnee High School isn't the same place it was just a year ago. More than half the teachers are new to the persistently low-performing school. Those who remain say they no longer feel that their…
Descriptors: High Schools, Educational Improvement, Educational Finance, Federal Aid
Gewertz, Catherine – Education Week, 2010
The author reports a federal competition that has opened for $350 million in federal money to design new ways of assessing what students learn. Rules for the contest make clear that the government wants to leave behind multiple-choice testing more often in favor of essays, multidisciplinary projects, and other more nuanced measures of achievement.…
Descriptors: Federal Aid, Educational Finance, Grants, Competition
Gewertz, Catherine – Education Week, 2010
A draft of grade-by-grade common standards is undergoing significant revisions in response to feedback that the outline of what students should master is confusing and insufficiently user-friendly. Writing groups convened by the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) and the National Governors Association (NGA) are at work on what they say…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), High Schools, Literacy, Elementary Secondary Education
Samuels, Christina A. – Education Week, 2010
The number of sports-related concussions reported by young athletes is on the rise, prompting awareness campaigns from athletic and medical groups, as well as proposed federal legislation to set minimum standards for concussion management in public schools. Concussions are caused by a jolt to the body or a blow to the head that causes the head to…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Athletes, Athletics, Accident Prevention
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