State leaders should retire the Carnegie unit and open the door for high school designs that ensure learning is engaging, relevant, experiential, and competency based.
New graduation requirements aim to align with college admission standards and address inequities in college and career readiness.
Surveyed students report being at sea on postsecondary options and the progress they are making toward their goals.
Six elements in statewide law and policy pave the way for effective programs that help more students thrive in college courses while they are still in high school.
State boards should lean into education data and work to overcome challenges to doing so.
While relationships with school leaders were contentious in places, many districts benefited from collaborative ones.
As states seek to bring coherence to the disparate systems that have a hand in early education and care, state boards have key roles to play.
On average, takeover fails to improve achievement measures, but how it is done matters a lot.