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Friday, November 21, 2014

Parental involvement still essential in secondary school

Medical Xpress – Anthony Moore

“”The key findings here are that parents should always be involved, but they need to give great thought as to how they are involved and the manner in which they stay involved as the child ages.””(more)

Friday, August 8, 2014

Empowering (and Funding) a New Generation of Leaders to Tackle the Next Set of Challenges in Girls’ Education

Brookings – Rebecca Winthrop and Eileen McGivney

“Recently, we have been talking a lot about girls’ education issues…We have argued that it is time for the global community to move our collective focus up from enrolling girls and boys in school in equal numbers to ensuring that girls complete secondary education with the skills they need for their lives.” (more)

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

National principals group urges slowdown in Common Core implementation

The Washington Post – Valerie Strauss

“The National Association of Secondary School Principals is calling for a slowdown in the Common Core initiative, citing educators’ concerns about “the implementation of the new standards in their states and the inadequate training they have received to help them ensure that their teachers are able to change instructional practices.””(more)

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Reading test shows pupils’ ability falls by high school

BBC News – Staff Writer

“The reading ability of pupils in Wales shows a marked decline between primary and secondary school, according to new figures.” (more)

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Swiss Academic and Career Paths Designed to Cross

Education Week – Stephen Sawchuck

“About two-thirds of Swiss youth pursue vocational training as part of their secondary education, most of them through an on-the-job apprenticeship. For three or four days a week, they work at a host company under trained staff members and receive a wage. They spend the rest of their time at a vocational school where they are taught the theoretical underpinnings of their fields.”(more)

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

PE should be part of Ebacc exam system, experts warn

The Telegraph – Staff Writer

“Physical education and sports should be part of a new Ebacc secondary school qualification, governing bodies have warned, amid fears the Olympic legacy could soon be forgotten.”(more)

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Closing the Talent Gap

The Huffington Post- Shannon Schuyler

“The economy of the last several years has brought home one hard fact: high school graduates entering and reentering the workforce too often lack the skills needed to fill the growing demands of the companies that are hiring.”(more)

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Common Core standards drive wedge in education circles

USA Today – Greg Toppo

“A high-profile effort by a pair of national education groups to strengthen, simplify and focus the building blocks of elementary and secondary education is finally making its way into schools. But two years ahead of its planned implementation, critics on both the right and left are seizing upon it.” (more)

Sunday, October 7, 2012

College board: Students who take core curriculum score higher

The Atlanta Journal Constitution – Maureen Downey

“Standardized educational assessments may not be exciting or glamorous, but when they are valid and well-designed, they can tell us a lot about the state of education – how well we are preparing our children for postsecondary success and what we can do better.” (more)

Schools face new, tougher report cards

The Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal Sentinel – Alan J. Borsuk

“One of the most dramatic signs of the momentous changes in how Wisconsin is trying to improve schools, teachers and student performance is about to hit every public school community in the state.” (more)