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Content relating to high schools.

Oregon High School Discovers Hidden Benefits in Shop Class

Oregon High School Discovers Hidden Benefits in Shop Class

The success of this shop class experiment brings to light some key aspects of education that we’ve forgotten in today’s schools.

School Reform is Missing a Key Ingredient

School Reform is Missing a Key Ingredient

Incorporating real-world work and giving more individualized instruction is a great start, but is it enough?

High School Apprenticeships: A New Path to Prosperity

High School Apprenticeships: A New Path to Prosperity

A high school apprenticeship program in North Carolina shows we might be going at higher education the wrong way.

Why We Shouldn't Need Liberal Arts Colleges

Why We Shouldn't Need Liberal Arts Colleges

The liberal arts should be taken care of in high school.

House-Building Class: The Newest High School Trend

House-Building Class: The Newest High School Trend

Is it time more schools sought to implement hands-on building courses like these in the curriculum?

Schools Shouldn't Replace Classic Lit with 'Young Adult' Fiction

Schools Shouldn't Replace Classic Lit with 'Young Adult' Fiction

Quality literature seems to be increasingly restricted to classes for gifted and talented students...

Stop Dumbing Down Books for Teens

Stop Dumbing Down Books for Teens

If they can't be challenged by reading, how are they supposed to tackle tough questions in life? 

9th Grade Reading Lists: 1922 vs. Today

9th Grade Reading Lists: 1922 vs. Today

Have you ever thought that high school graduates today… well, just don’t seem to know or understand as much as they once did?

Apprenticeship in High School? This State is Trying It.

Apprenticeship in High School? This State is Trying It.

The perks of the program are nothing to sneeze at.

Can You Pass this Century-Old History Exam?

Can You Pass this Century-Old History Exam?

Only 18 percent of today's 8th graders are proficient in U.S. history.

Study: 1 in 4 College Freshmen Need Remedial Education

Study: 1 in 4 College Freshmen Need Remedial Education

“With an average of two remedial classes taken per student, the half million recent high school graduates and their families overall paid an extra $3,000 for skills and content they should have learned in high school.”

Economics Education is Returning to Schools

Economics Education is Returning to Schools

Some American schools are recognizing students’ financial literacy problem and are setting out to remedy it.

Teaching Humane Literature in High Schools

Teaching Humane Literature in High Schools

A principal purpose of studying literature is to give us all a common culture.

Teenagers: They can achieve so much more

Teenagers: They can achieve so much more

We need an education system that helps teens reach their full potential.

This 1896 Text Gives One Clue on Handling High School Discipline

This 1896 Text Gives One Clue on Handling High School Discipline

How do we restore order and handle such glaring discipline issues in our schools?

This 1897 Text Gives 3 Clues Why Today’s Students Can’t Write

This 1897 Text Gives 3 Clues Why Today’s Students Can’t Write

Would we see American writing ability increase if these three elements were restored to the classroom?

Should We Be Teaching Philosophy in High School?

Should We Be Teaching Philosophy in High School?

In the U.S., it’s commonly believed that philosophy is too complex for high school students. But in the history of the West, that’s actually a fairly recent notion, and not one universally held. 

Today’s High School Students Need More Vocational Training

Today’s High School Students Need More Vocational Training

Some schools are doing just that - with great success.

Is the School Day Inefficient?

Is the School Day Inefficient?

"In his seven-hour school day, Nick says there were only 2 1/2 to three hours that you actually really do need to be in class."

Huffing, Puffing, and Blowing High School Literature Courses to the Ground

Huffing, Puffing, and Blowing High School Literature Courses to the Ground

3 Little Pigs: Appropriate Literature for 11th Grade?