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Tag: High schools


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

Gen Z students are aiming for STEM careers

August 9, 2022

Via: eSchool News

A majority of high school and college students chose STEM as their No. 1 preferred career path, according to a survey of 11,495 Gen Z students conducted by the National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS). The 2022 Career Interest […]


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

Of Course There’s Tracking in High Schools. Get Over It.

February 10, 2022

Via: Education Next

Recently, I wrote about the vast distance between our rhetoric and reality on career and technical education. Despite our oft-voiced enthusiasm for “multiple pathways,” we force almost all high school students through what’s essentially a college-prep track. Instead, I argued, […]


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

Computer science claims slight victory in high schools

December 10, 2021

Via: eSchool News

For the first time, a slim majority of all U.S. high schools–51 percent–offer foundational computer science, up from 35 percent in 2018. The new statistics come from the 2021 State of Computer Science Education: Accelerating Action Through Advocacy, released by […]


News

International Student Numbers at U.S. High Schools Decline

November 12, 2020

Via: Inside Higher Ed

A total of 69,518 international students were enrolled in U.S. high schools in fall 2019, a 6 percent decline from the prior fall and a 15 percent decline from a peak of 81,981 international high school students in fall 2016, […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies, Educational Stages, Secondary Education

Dual enrollment orientations help California college readiness program expand

March 16, 2020

Via: Education Dive

As recent studies by the American Institutes for Research​ on the Early College High Schools dual-enrollment program indicate, these types of opportunities can have long-lasting, positive impacts on post-secondary enrollment. Early College High Schools students had an 84% college attendance […]


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

Report: Early College High Schools deliver good return on investment

February 20, 2020

Via: Education Dive

The research, conducted over nine years, shows the Early College program has a $57,682 return on investment per $3,800 spent, with participants also having been shown to provide a public benefit of $23,973 per student over a lifetime due to […]


News

In the News: Parents Voice Concern Over Sale of Basis Independent Schools – by Education Next

May 3, 2019

Via: Education Next

In 2018, five charter schools run by Basis in Arizona were ranked as the top five public high schools in America, according to US News. This year, US News changed its school ranking methodology to a more holistic approach and […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies

Bringing elementary strategies to middle, high schools can benefit older students

December 21, 2018

Via: Education Dive

At times, education seems far too compartmentalized. Methods of instruction typically differ between preschool, elementary and secondary-level classrooms, because when teachers are trained, they’re generally taught strategies for a specific age group, and schools are typically divided along the same […]


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

Credit recovery enrollment tops 20% for some high schools

November 29, 2018

Via: Education Dive

More than two-thirds of U.S. public high schools enroll students in credit recovery programs, but almost 10% of those schools have at least a fifth of their students in these courses, according to a new analysis of federal data by […]


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

As choice options expand, report urges quality schools for all students

October 25, 2018

Via: Education Dive

The report, which was released at a Washington forum that also included the NAACP Legal Defense Educational Fund, also discusses how school choice options, particularly charter schools, affect students with disabilities. It suggests that policymakers create incentives for charter schools […]


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

What We Don’t Know About High Schools Can Hurt Us

May 22, 2017

Via: Education Next

Imagine your doctor tells you that you have an unhealthy condition. You ask what you can do about it. He responds that he doesn’t know. When you return some time later, he tells you your unhealthy condition is improving. You […]


Educational Forms, Formal Education

Are high schools teaching science backward?

March 13, 2017

Via: eSchool News

U.S. high schools are teaching science in a backward sequence of courses that is a remnant of 19th century thinking, says former Harman executive and New Jersey Teacher of the Year Robert Goodman—and changing the order in which science courses […]


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

Cleveland open-access STEM high school relies on community for success

June 23, 2016

Via: Education Dive

Magnet schools in many districts are selective, requiring students to prove their worth on standardized tests or through other means. In cities like Chicago and Boston, these selective schools have become dominated by the minority student population in their districts […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies

A new plan to get high school students to take college classes

May 24, 2016

Via: eSchool News

The costs of college textbooks and fees, as well as being responsible for their own transportation, proved too much for some students in Career and College Promise, a dual-enrollment program at Guilford Technical Community College. A couple reduced the number […]


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

How Career and Technical Education in High School Improves Student Outcomes by Michael J. Petrilli

April 14, 2016

Via: Education Next

Ask any group of high school teachers, and they will report that the most frequently heard question in their classrooms is, “When are we ever gonna use this?” In a traditional college prep program, the honest answer is usually, “Maybe […]