By National High School Center on 3/29/2013 2:36 PM

Dear Colleagues,

As you may know, the National High School Center is funded through a grant from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education and Office of Special Education Programs. This grant expires on March 31, 2013, at which point the National High School Center will cease formal operations.

Established in 2005, the National High School Center’s mission was to serve as a central source of …

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By National High School Center on 3/26/2013 3:48 PM

On March 14, 2013, the Annenberg Institute for School Reform hosted a webinar, College Readiness: A Citywide Commitment, as part the College Readiness Indicator System (CRIS) project. The webinar highlighted community-wide college readiness initiatives in Dallas and Pittsburgh and shared lessons learned in building and sustaining community partnerships.

Jonathan Feinstein, Director of Community Engagement, and Ashley Bryan, Associate, discussed Commit!, the Dallas-based county-wide partnership aimed at supporting student …

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By Guest Author on 3/21/2013 2:48 PM

This is a cross-post from the White House Blog, authored by Dr. Jill Biden.
Original post date: March 19, 2013

As a community college teacher, I know that excellence happens every day in community college classrooms and campuses across this country. Both in my classroom and when I’m on the road visiting community colleges, I am fortunate to see firsthand the tremendous impact these schools have on so many …

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By National High School Center on 3/20/2013 2:45 PM

On March 5th, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) published a new report on dual enrollment programs. The report, Dual Enrollment Programs and Courses for High School Students at Postsecondary Institutions: 2010–11, provides descriptive data on the prevalence and focus of dual enrollment courses. The data was gathered through a national survey of high schools and postsecondary institutions.

According to the report, 53% of Title-IV degree granting institutions …

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By National High School Center on 3/15/2013 1:50 PM

Looking for new high school-related resources? Here are some pieces that other organizations have recently released:*

Dual Credit and Exam-Based Courses in U.S. Public High Schools: 2010-11 (National Center for Education Statistics, February 19, 2013). This report provides nationally representative data on the prevalence and characteristics of dual credit and exam-based courses in public high schools. For this survey, dual credit is defined as a course or program where high …

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By National High School Center on 3/12/2013 3:51 PM

High School Matters and the National High School Center are winding down, but the College and Career Readiness and Success Center (CCRS Center) is gearing up! The CCRS Center’s mission is to better inform, align, and support efforts to ensure that all students are ready for success in college and careers. Housed at the American Institutes for Research, it will serve as a technical assistance hub for Regional Comprehensive …

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By Guest Author on 3/7/2013 10:23 AM

On March 1, 2013, the American Youth Policy Forum (AYPF) co-sponsored a Capitol Hill forum, “Moving to Mastery: A National Policy Forum on Competency-Based Education,” with CompetencyWorks and the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL). The forum, moderated by AYPF Executive Director Betsy Brand, discussed policy recommendations from a district, state, and national perspective on implementing a competency-based education (CBE) system to better prepare students for postsecondary success.

Susan …

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