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Tennessee hits record-high graduation rate in 2019. Find how your school did.
The rate of 89.7% is half a percentage point higher than the previous year.
September 5, 2019
I’ve seen my students win a Star Scholarship — and lose their way. Chicago should rethink the program.
Better outcomes for free — it’s a deal that any college counselor should want for his or her students, right? Wrong.
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 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…
March 27, 2019
What can college visits do for middle schoolers? Get them taking tougher classes, new research hints
Visiting college campuses increased the rate at which the students took advanced courses in ninth grade. It had no effects on plans to attend a four-year, though.
November 26, 2018
My education left me feeling unprepared. Now I want to dig into education inequities and victories in Detroit.
Chalkbeat is welcoming its newest reporter — Lori Higgins, who joins the publication after 19 years as a K-12 reporter at the Detroit Free Press.
October 31, 2018
Tennessee students improve slightly on ACT in a year when national scores backslide
The state's average ACT score lands above 20 for a second straight year on the college entrance exam.
October 1, 2018
Tennessee’s 2018 graduation rate is steady at 89 percent. See how your school did.
Just over 89 percent of Tennessee’s public high school students graduated on time in 2018, maintaining the state’s record-high rate from last year.
How I Teach
August 8, 2018
Don’t just help students graduate. Prepare them for what’s next, says high school teacher
An environmental engineer-turned-teacher shares how she helps students learn to love math and get prepared for university.
August 3, 2018
More students are taking AP exams, but researchers don’t know if that helps them
“AP is such an important element of high school for kids and teachers, and we don’t really understand how it’s impacting student experiences."
August 2, 2018
More Indiana students of color are graduating college. But many are still being left behind
The report noted a bright spot among students from low-income families who receive 21st Century Scholarships.
May 9, 2018
A $24 million New York City program was supposed to prepare more black and Latino men for college. But a new study found it didn’t.
"The aspirations were very high."
March 8, 2018
Meet the Staten Island elementary school determined to start college-readiness in kindergarten
One Staten Island elementary school has embarked on a bold new experiment to prepare students for life after high school as soon as possible.
Caps and gowns
February 27, 2018
Unsatisfied with Detroit ‘college-readiness’ rate, Vitti lays out ideas for changing the district’s culture
Detroit high school students could soon have access to makeup courses, more guidance counselors, and color-coded wristbands signifying their skills.
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