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New hope for an old school?
57 mins ago
Auto company investment brings promise — and yet another change — to a Detroit high school
The history of Detroit's Southeastern High School has mirrored the rise — and long, hard fall — of its near east side neighborhood. It is now on the cusp of change.
2 days ago
Tennessee education group SCORE will expand focus beyond K-12
The influential public education advocacy organization joins forces with another nonprofit group in Tennessee.
June 13, 2019
A Newark charter school celebrates its first graduates — from college
Like a growing number of high schools, People's Prep has expanded its mission from simply graduating students to ensuring that they attend and complete college.
June 5, 2019
How these Denver students earned credits for a college Spanish minor while in high school
The program has been so successful that it’s expanding to several other Denver high schools this fall.
nudge to nowhere
May 31, 2019
The College Board tried a simple, cheap, research-backed way to push low-income kids into better colleges. It didn’t work.
“Our interventions led to no change in the likelihood or sector of college enrollment,” the new paper, largely written by in-house researchers at the College Board, says.
The college push
May 14, 2019
To get more students to and through college, Chicago is pushing this approach
Alan Quintana’s last year of high school at Sarah E. Goode STEM Academy looked a lot more like the second year of college.
May 14, 2019
New Memphis program encourages more students to pursue careers in construction
The after-school program is Gov. Bill Lee’s latest push to train more high school students to enter careers straight out of high school.
May 2, 2019
A big decision, a declaration, and a future of hope for these soon-to-be Detroit high school graduates
Schools in Detroit are celebrating College Decision Day throughout the month of May.
April 24, 2019
How a coach and a financial incentive helped Detroit high school graduates succeed in college
The Detroit Promise Path scholarship was created over concern that so many scholarship recipients were dropping out of college after one year.
April 18, 2019
$10 million later, this Detroit career technical center is ‘back into the light’
The $10 million investment in the Breithaupt Career Technical Center will help prepare students for high-demand jobs.
April 3, 2019
Effort to increase college courses in high school moves ahead
A Colorado bill would require districts to offer concurrent enrollment , where students get both college and high school credit for classes without paying college tuition
April 1, 2019
High school students taking more college courses, but it isn’t enough for lawmakers
More than one-third of 11th and 12th graders took college courses during the 2017-18 academic year. That’s still less than the…
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