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Resource ID: #17815
Subject: Education
Source: Education Week
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Date: 11-Apr

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Education Week reports on several ideas to "reinvent the American high school. . . Researchers estimate that as many as half of high school seniors leave school today without the skills they need to succeed in work or further study." Some experts believe high schools need to offer more college-prep courses, including more AP classes. Other experts suggest increasing high school graduation standards. In addition, experts argue that "traditional high school tracking systems, which steer students into separate 'college prep', 'vocational', or 'general tracks', also prevent many students from taking the academic courses needed for college-level work." The article also offers solutions to these problems including smaller high schools, having more guidance counselors to aid students, and "offering students learning opportunities in real-life settings."

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