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Lower Graduation Requirements Won't Harm Texas Students? Prove It!

Linda Rosen | Posted 08.11.2013 | Impact
Linda Rosen

Texas has made a momentous decision to turn back on reforms that seemed to be yielding positive results. It's not enough to assert that all will go well. At the very least, the state should commit to reporting on the consequences, good or bad, of its big reversal.

Ariz. Bill Requires Students To Swear Oath To Constitution Under God To Graduate

Posted 01.28.2013 | Education

Two Arizona lawmakers are stirring Constitutional debate and threats of legal action after introducing bills that would require the state's students t...

Idaho Board Of Education Repeals Online Graduation Requirement

Posted 01.19.2013 | Education

The Idaho Board of Education repealed Monday a pending policy that would have required this year's ninth graders -- and classes in years following -- ...

College Grads Don't Know U.S. History, Study Faults Institutions

Posted 10.10.2012 | Education

A recent study by the American Council of Trustees and Alumni titled “What Will They Learn?” graded 1,070 colleges and universities on the strengt...

Report Highlights States' Efforts To Ensure College- And Career-Readiness

Posted 09.13.2012 | Education

For its seventh annual “Closing the Expectations Gap” report, Achieve surveyed all 50 states and the District of Columbia about their college- and...

Analytical Mind No Longer Valued

The Daily Beacon | Posted 05.27.2012 | College
The Daily Beacon

There is really no question that academia has become far more enamored with GPA and a set of extracurricular activities than the actual development of an independent intellect. A system that promotes only the mere semblance of learning has become embedded in our culture.

Why States Should Require Online Learning

Tom Vander Ark | Posted 03.20.2012 | Education
Tom Vander Ark

Taking an online course in high school is a learning experience in the digital age that will prepare students for online learning in college or career where the stakes for success are much higher.

How Not Showing Up In The Classroom May Be Required For Graduation

Posted 11.13.2011 | Education

Indiana's superintendent of public instruction is suggesting one more high school graduation requirement, one that means kids won't be showing up in t...

New Bill May Force Students To Consider Their Futures Before Receiving A Diploma

Posted 07.04.2011 | Education

While schools across the country continue to balance budgets and consider different methods to make their students college-bound, Oregon representativ...