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December 2012


High School DREAMers Take Advantage of Deferred Action

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Nearly 103,000 young undocumented immigrants now have temporary protection from deportation under an executive order issued by President Obama in June, according to a report released last week by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

An estimated 700,000 undocumented students, including 250,000 ...

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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
immigration reform
education
DREAM Act
high school
students

Experts Challenge High Schools to Revamp Outdated School Day, Year

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Students at select public schools in Colorado, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, and Tennessee will spend more time in class next school year—at least 300 hours more.

The move will impact more than 19,500 students at 40 elementary, middle, and high schools across 11 school districts, according ...

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Colorado
Connecticut
Massachusetts
New York
Tennessee
education
high school
K-12 education
student engagement
students
teachers

Common Core Could Improve Quality of High School Assessments

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The phrase "Common Core" is on the minds of high school teachers across the country as schools in 45 states and the District of Columbia begin implementing the new education standards.

Designed to set a consistent benchmark for achievement in math and English, the Common Core State Standards aim to ...

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TAGS:
STEM education
College Board
education
high school
standardized tests
students
teachers

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