By National High School Center on 3/22/2012 11:38 AM

Dr. Joseph Harris, Director of the National High School Center, presented Promoting Postsecondary Success for ALL High School Students at the annual Leveraging Resources Conference this week in Maryland.[1]

During his presentation, Dr. Harris described the National High School Center’s new tool, the College and Career Development Organizer, created using data from the Center’s scan of more than 70 organizations that address college and career readiness. Through the …

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By National High School Center on 3/16/2012 9:58 AM

The National High School Center, in collaboration with the National Center on Response to Intervention and the National Center on Intensive Intervention, is excited to announce the launch of our new High School Tiered Interventions Community of Practice.  The launch of the Community of Practice was announced Tuesday, March 13th, during a Webinar sponsored by the three national centers.

The Webinar featured Dr. Judy Elliott, formerly of …

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By Guest Author on 3/14/2012 10:59 AM

Doing What Works (DWW), a U.S. Department of Education funded, web-based project, translates research-based practices into usable resources, such as tools and media, to help promote student achievement. A session presented at the 2012 conference of the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) in Tampa, Florida, March 8-10 2012, provided approximately 70 high school administrators with a firsthand look at how these resources can help them infuse more research-based …

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By National High School Center on 3/9/2012 11:10 AM

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

Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2011 (National Center for Education Statistics). A joint effort by the Bureau of Justice Statistics and National Center for Education Statistics, this annual report examines crime occurring in school as well as on the way to and from school. It provides the most current detailed statistical information to …

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Topic Areas: High School Resources
By National High School Center on 3/8/2012 12:41 PM

Recent evidence tells us that new teachers are more common today than they have ever been in the past twenty years. For example, 15 years of classroom teaching experience was the norm in 1987-88 but by 2007-08, it was more common for the typical teacher to only have one year of experience in the classroom.[1] It is more important than ever that new teachers receive proper support to be …

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By National High School Center on 2/24/2012 9:45 AM

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

How Prepared Are Subgroups of Texas Students for College-Level Reading? (Southwest Regional Educational Laboratory, January 2012). This brief builds on a recent report (Wilkins et al. 2010) that used the Lexile measure (a method for measuring the reading difficulty of prose text and the reading capability of individuals) to estimate the proportion of Texas …

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Topic Areas: High School Resources
By National High School Center on 2/17/2012 12:08 PM

The National High School Center is pleased to announce the release of our new YouTube channel.  The channel features the latest videos from our Webinars, conferences, and other ongoing initiatives.  Currently featured are the sessions from last year’s Midwest High School SIG Conference, Sue Szachowicz’s follow-up presentation on school turnaround, and the EWS Middle Grades and High School Webinar Series.  Check out the channel for our …

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