High School Notes

August 2011


States Push to Teach Personal Finance in Schools

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As the economy threatens to slip back into recession, more Americans are worrying about their personal finances. Decision makers in some states are placing a greater emphasis on personal finance education at the high school level—and some schools even require financial literacy classes for ...

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personal finance
credit
credit unions
K-12 education
education reform
education
high school
money
students

Montana Reaches ‘No Child’ Compromise

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Yesterday, Montana reached an agreement with the U.S. Department of Education to lower the yearly targets for math and reading stipulated by No Child Left Behind (NCLB), the law that requires students in the public education system to be “proficient” in reading and math.

The deal will allow the ...

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No Child Left Behind
education reform
education policy
education
K-12 education
Duncan, Arne
Obama, Barack

Universities Begin to Offer Online High School Diplomas

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Online high schools have given athletes and performers a way to keep up with their studies without giving up what they love. Recently, other students have begun to give these schools a try. A new crop of university-backed, virtual high schools is changing this emerging field.

Stanford University,

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Brigham Young University
George Washington University
Stanford University
University of Missouri
education
high school
internet
STEM education

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