More Philadelphia Students GraduatingOn-time high school graduation rates for Philadelphia students has risen from 52 to 65 percent over the past eight years.
Penn Sets Standard For Teaching Entrepreneurship To Neighborhood StudentsMore than 25 years ago the Wharton School created a program to impact the surrounding area and involve business students in local high schools.
Special Projects Keep Students Learning As School Year Comes To A CloseAs the school year comes to an end, teachers must find activities that capture kids' attention. Self-selected projects seem to do just that.
Young Teachers Turned Off By TestingHeavy testing in lower grades is causing young teachers to consider leaving the field.
Lawmakers Consider Naturalization Test As Requirement For High School GraduationLawmakers in more than a dozen states are considering making the passage of the US naturalization test a high school graduation requirement.
Poor Kids Need More Support All AroundIn his new book, Robert Putnam writes, if it takes a village to raise a child...villages rich and poor have shirked their collective responsibility for our poorest kids.
A Prom For Autistic TeensA high schooler with an autistic sister organized a prom for her sister and other autistic teens and it was a huge success.
Local Education Advocacy Group Marks 25 Years of College-Bound Success StoriesThe "Sponsor-a-Scholar" program of Philadelphia Futures provides mentoring and money to low-income, first-generation-to-college students.
Schools Extending Compulsory Education RequirementsIn an effort to increase academic standing internationally, many school districts have decided to extend the upper and lower limits of their compulsory education requirements.
Integrating Is EducatingIn an article in <em>The Washington Post</em>, programs and projects are cited that make the case that integrating subjects can work.
Tuition Breaks For Veterans Could Help CollegesCollege enrollment rates have been dropping but making it easier financially for veterans to attend college may help both the vets, and the schools.
Fewer Applicants For High School Equivalency Test
High School Students Applying To More CollegesFor 10 of the past 15 years, 70% of US colleges reported year-to-year increases in applications.
Doctor Recommends Eye Screening As Standard For Young StudentsDr. Pamela Gallin recommends vision screenings be taken as seriously as vaccination requirements with uniform standards. Kids who can't see, can't learn.
Proof That College Is Worth The ExpenseWith much discussion today questioning "is college worth it?", a report in <em>Education Week</em> presents useful data.