College and career readiness

Superintendents, are you sick of the culture wars? So are many parents

A majority of parents say the culture wars—i.e., banning books and stifling 'woke' agendas—are much less important than academic advancement and school safety, according to a new survey.

AP African American Studies course shrinks in scope after outcry

Many Black scholars associated with critical race theory, the queer experience, and Black feminism have been removed—along with Black Lives Matter—from the official curriculum, The New York Times reported.

Which colleges are the hardest for your students to get into in 2023?

For your students' information: Harvard, Stanford and Princeton, unsurprisingly, are America's toughest colleges to get into in 2023 according to Niche's most recent rankings.

Why you should let an edtech company live in your high school

While many districts have business partnerships driving their CTE programs, ISD 197 in Minnesota is home to a company that makes interactive STEM videos.

K12 gender gap: Girls are less prepared than boys to start college, report shows

"Gender stereotypes play a strong role in both educational and career awareness and preparedness," states YouScience's Student Ability report. "Our analysis shows that biases still exist and need to be addressed in order to turn the corner on the exposure and skills gap challenges."

Leadership series: How Florida’s 2023 Superintendent of the Year raised graduation rates by nearly 30%

"We are a district on the rise now," says Putnam County Schools Superintendent Rick Surrency, after taking graduation rates from 54.9% to 92.5%. "We just passed a bond referendum of $300 million to essentially rebuild every school in our district."

Nation’s No. 1 high school facing state probe over merit award delay

Thomas Jefferson High School may be investigated over what Virginia's governor called an effort to "disadvantage high-performing students."

Leadership series: Meet the superintendent who is all smiles this year

Many things make Missouri's Lee's Summit R-7 School District special, according to its Superintendent David Buck. But at the center of it all are the students.

Critical Thinkers: Teaching our students HOW to think, not WHAT to think

Critical thinking prepares students to think for themselves for the rest of their lives. Critical thinkers are less likely to go along with the crowd because they think for themselves.

Looking ahead to 2023: Here’s what’s in store for education

Giving students access to instruction, focusing on impact and promoting student outcomes are key for administrators in K-12 and higher ed alike.

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