By National High School Center on 5/19/2011 3:07 PM

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

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting’s “American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen” Initiative
The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) launched a significant public media initiative to help improve our nation’s high school graduation rates. American Graduate expands on public media’s record of success in early childhood education to reach students in middle school – a …

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By Guest Author on 5/18/2011 9:31 PM

As renewed concern over the educational experiences and outcomes of American Indian students becomes a focal point of education policy, we are pleased to be writing a series of blogs for the National High School Center focused on working in alliance with American Indian students, tribes, and leaders in both tribal schools and public schools that serve American Indians.

This first blog kicks off the series by examining naming conventions …

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Topic Areas: High School Equity
By National High School Center on 5/17/2011 3:06 PM

Tomorrow, May 18th, kicks off the two-day Midwest High School SIG Conference.  The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Elementary and Secondary Education is partnering with the National High School Center, the National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality, and the Great Lakes East and Great Lakes West Comprehensive Centers to host the meeting, designed to provide technical assistance to recipients of the School Improvement Grants (SIG).

The meeting …

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By National High School Center on 5/12/2011 8:07 PM

The National High School Center and the National Secondary Transition Technical Assistance Center (NSTTAC) have produced an annotated bibliography that reviews over 50 resources on high school redesign from a special education perspective. Special Education in High School Redesign is designed to identify research-based programs and tools focused on improving high school student outcomes and preparing them for life after high school, specifically for students with disabilities.  The articles in …

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By National High School Center on 5/11/2011 2:15 PM

Last week, the National Center for Education Statistics released new statistics about graduation rates and dropouts in public high schools.  The report, Public School Graduates and Dropouts from the Common Core of Data: School Year 2008–09, showed a slight growth in the national Average Freshman Graduation Rate (AFGR) from 74.9% in 2007-08 to 75.5% in 2008-09.[1]

The AFGR varied widely by state and ethnicity.  States reported rates as low …

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By National High School Center on 5/9/2011 7:34 PM

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.

This Week:

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By National High School Center on 5/6/2011 4:54 PM

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

From GED to College Degree: Creating Pathways to Postsecondary Success for High School Dropouts
This white paper shares lessons from “best in class” GED to College programs that show early, positive results in preparing youth for college and helping them persist once there. It also explores key issues connected to the growth of this …

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