By National High School Center on 10/14/2011 11:18 AM

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

Dropout Prevention Services and Programs in Public School Districts: 2010–11 (National Center for Education Statistics, September 22, 2011). This report provides national estimates about dropout prevention services and programs in public school districts. The estimates presented in this report are based on a district survey about dropout prevention services and programs offered by the …

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Topic Areas: High School Resources
By National High School Center on 10/13/2011 10:53 AM

Last week, the National Center on Education and the Economy (NCEE) announced that 21 high schools from four states are participating in a pilot program based on international education system models that is designed to transform high schools. Researchers from NCEE who formulated the program, Excellence for All, expect the framework to provide students with access to multiple pathways towards college and careers.

In the Excellence for All framework, …

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By National High School Center on 10/11/2011 11:09 AM

On October5, 2011, the Data Quality Campaign (DQC) and the College Summit sponsored a national meeting and interactive webcast on Strengthening the Feedback Loop: Using Data to Support the College- and Career-Ready Agenda. Guest speakers included U.S. Representative Duncan Hunter (R-CA) and Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO), as well as a panel that consisted of Arizona state senator Rich Crandall; Mayor John DeStefano, Jr., of New Haven (CT); Bennett Lieberman, …

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By National High School Center on 10/7/2011 9:00 AM

Looking for events that address high school improvement? Check out this list of upcoming events, and be sure to visit the National High School Center’s Calendar for more high school-related events.

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Topic Areas: Events
By National High School Center on 10/6/2011 1:15 PM

PACER’S National Bullying Prevention Center has been sponsoring National Bullying Prevention Month since its inception in 2006, when it started as a week-long event, focused on raising awareness and empowering individuals to take action against childhood harassment. In 2010, the week expanded to encompass the entire month of October, offering free online activities, information, and awareness building throughout the month.

This year, the month features both a Unity Day, …

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Topic Areas: Events, School Climate
By National High School Center on 10/5/2011 12:50 PM

On Friday, September 30th, the Center on American Progress (CAP) and the National Center on Time and Learning (NCTL) co-hosted a panel discussion and rollout of a new NCTL report, Time Well Spent: Eight Powerful Practices of Successful, Expanded-Time Schools, by Claire Kaplan and Roy Chan. The panel discussion and report overview were preceded by a keynote presentation by U.S. Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan who …

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By Guest Author on 10/3/2011 10:29 AM

In recent years, the issues of disproportionate minority contact (DMC)[1] and the school-to-prison pipeline have received heightened attention at the federal, state, and local levels. Research has shown that youth of color find themselves involved with the juvenile justice system at higher rates than their non-minority peers.[2] Studies have also shown that school discipline policies may disproportionately impact minority students, further increasing their involvement with the justice system.…

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