Investing in educational interventions that raise student achievement and attainment produces significant returns-for individuals and society.
After years of neglect, our nation’s high schools are gaining notice from policymakers, grant makers, the media, and a concerned public. A number of factors have combined to help focus attention on the millions of secondary school students who are at risk of not graduating from high school, or of graduating unprepared for college and a rewarding career.
READY FOR TOMORROW: National Governors Association Calls for a Focus on High Schools to Help All Students Achieve Secondary and Postsecondary Success ArticleNovember 03, 2003
A new report by the National Governors Association (NGA) says the nation's high schools, second-chance institutions, and public colleges and universities are leaving too many young people unprepared to fully contribute to society.
STATES REPORT NUMBER OF HIGHLY QUALIFIED TEACHERS: State Officials Admit Guesswork in Reporting Data ArticleNovember 03, 2003
In September, 33 states reported that over 75 percent of their core classes were being taught by "highly qualified" teachers as defined in the No Child Left Behind Act.
REP. JACKSON TOUTS EDUCATION AS A HUMAN RIGHT: Constitutional Amendment Would Ensure Quality Education for All Students ArticleDecember 25, 2002
In a recent speech at Brown University, Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-IL) made his case for a constitutional amendment that would guarantee quality public education and health care for every United States citizen.
ELECTION WRAP-UP: American Voters Elect a Republican Senate, Support Education Ballot Initiatives Across the Country ArticleNovember 25, 2002
On Wednesday, Nov. 6, Americans awoke to election returns that gave control of the U.S. Senate to the Republican party.
Earlier this year, U.S. Secretary of Education Rod Paige estimated that 8,600 schools, serving as many as 3.5 million students, would be labeled "in need of improvement" under the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB).
Kennedy High School, often considered to be one of the worst schools in the United States, is not the type of place you would expect to find a debate team.