High School Notes

March 2012


High School Graduation Rates Vary Drastically Among States

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More students today are leaving high school with a diploma in hand, according to the "Building a Grad Nation" report released Monday by the Alliance for Excellent Education, America's Promise Alliance, Civic Enterprises, and the Everyone Graduates Center at Johns Hopkins University.

Climbing slowly ...

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Wisconsin
Duncan, Arne
dropout rates
education
high school
students
teens
Nevada
New York
Tennessee

Public, Private Sectors Push New Education Technologies

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Educators across the country are increasingly embracing digital learning these days—especially after the Obama administration's push last month for all schools to transition to digital textbooks within the next five years. Last week, a group of technology advocates took another major step when it ...

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teens
technology
teachers
students
high school
cellphones
FCC
education
AT&T
smartphones

Parents of High School Students May Save on Taxes

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Tax day is April 17 this year, the day by which individuals must file their personal income tax returns. Parents of high school students who have yet to file their taxes should take the time to check out education credits they may be eligible for and to explain the tax-paying process to their ...

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education
high school
students
teens
parenting
income tax
tax deductions
tax returns
IRS
federal taxes
investing
tax exemptions

Teen Moms in Poverty Take Free College Courses

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Many teenage mothers who have dropped out of high school and live in poverty likely have their hands full providing for their children. Pondering the ideas of ancient philosophers and writing essays about art history may be low on the priority list for many of them. But that's what teenage mothers ...

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education
high school
teens
teen pregnancy
pregnancy
parenting
students
academics
colleges
women's health

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