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U.S. Graduation Rate Breaks 80 Percent

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 2:32pm
Borrowing for the first time on the federal government's new method of calculating high school graduation rates, Education Week's annual Diplomas Count report notes that 81 percent of the class of 2012 graduated on time, although gaps remain among some racial and ethnic groups.
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Schools Prod Students Toward Diplomas With Tuition, Cash

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 2:32pm
While a growing number of districts are using financial incentives to encourage students to go to college, experts caution that money alone won’t do the trick.
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Students Learn to Fail—and Recover—at Calif. School

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 2:32pm
Educators at a Los Angeles-area high school believe teaching students to "fail productively" will equip them for success in the long run.
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'Posses' Keep Students on Academic Track

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 2:32pm
A New York City-based foundation harnesses a little positive peer pressure to help students successfully negotiate the pathway from high school to college graduation.
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Student Motivation: Age-Old Problem Gets New Attention

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 2:32pm
Amid a nationwide push to ratchet up academics, some educators, researchers, and policymakers are renewing and reshaping efforts to engage students in learning and motivate them for success.
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Calif. School Taps Community to Engage Students

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 2:32pm
With a curriculum based on service and local cultural resources, San Isidro High School strives to make learning relevant for students in its border community.
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Spurring Student Success: It's More Than Academics

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 2:26pm
Students have to want to come to school, work hard, and graduate. And they have to feel capable of achieving their academic goals. The trick for educators is to figure out how to make that happen.
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Teachers wary of concealed weapons in class

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 8:19am
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A glance at the bill to repeal Common Core

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 8:18am
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Philadelphia Tragedy Highlights Role of School Nurses

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 8:04am
The death of a student who got sick at a school with no full-time nurse on duty has renewed a nationwide debate over the need for school nurses—even amid budget cuts.
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Policy, Leadership Direction at Stake in Chiefs' Contests

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 8:03am
With the top K-12 spot up for grabs in seven states, this year's vote could sway policy on contentious issues such as school choice and common standards.
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