High School Notes

June 2012


Abdul-Jabbar: More Opportunities to Turn Pro in Science Than in the NBA

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American students lack the skills needed to compete globally in science, technology, engineering, and math. But the cause of that skills gap isn't our education system; it's our culture, inventor and entrepreneur Dean Kamen said Tuesday at the U.S. News 2012 STEM Summit.

"To think that it's a supply ...

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STEM education
science
technology
engineering
math
high school
K-12 education
teachers
student engagement

700,000 Undocumented Students to Benefit From Obama Immigration Policy

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Undocumented students breathed a collective sigh of relief last week when the Obama administration announced that it would stop deporting certain undocumented youth, often referred to as DREAMers.

The policy shift means young immigrants can qualify for deferred action—a temporary legal status—and ...

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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
immigration reform
education
K-12 education
high school
teens

Public-Private Ties Needed to Prevent High School Dropouts

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President Obama wants all Americans to have at least a year of college or job training under their belt by 2020. But to turn that goal into a reality, students need to finish high school, experts say.

Nearly 1 million high school students drop out each year, which works out to roughly 7,000 new ...

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TAGS:
graduation rates
dropout rates
teens
students
K-12 education
high school
employment
education reform
education

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