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Computer Science Course Offerings in High School Spur More Students to Coding Degrees

ED Surge

In recent years high schools across the country have been adding computer science courses, and there is a movement to make them ubiquitous. Liu sees that as evidence that increasing CS offerings in high school is helping to address well-known disparities in the tech world. “We Next Steps An estimated 57 percent of U.S.

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On the Podcast: High School Math Reform

Heinemann Blog

Despite the fact that our current high school math curriculum is often outdated and not preparing students for the current societal and workplace realities, change is slow to come. Today, we hear from Steve Leinwand and Eric Milou, longtime champions of high school math instruction reform and authors of Invigorating High School Math.

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PROOF POINTS: Professors say high school math doesn’t prepare most students for their college majors

The Hechinger Report

A survey of college professors indicates that most fields of study don’t require many of the math topics that high school students learn in high school. Credit: Kevin Wolf/ Associated Press The typical ambitious high school student takes advanced algebra, trigonometry, pre-calculus and calculus.

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PROOF POINTS: New evidence of high school grade inflation

The Hechinger Report

Close up of an illustration from the cover of a May 2022 study on high school grade inflation by ACT, a maker of college admissions tests. The ACT study found that high school grades rose between 2010 and 2022 while scores on the ACT fell. high school transcripts around the nation, grade point averages climbed 0.11

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Shaking Up High School Math

Achieve the Core

I vaguely remember the same practice from back when I was in high school. The XQ High School Math Badging Initiative seeks to upend some of the existing high school systems and structures that create barriers in the very places where students should get to see opportunities.

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A campaign to prod high school students into college tries a new tack: Making it simple

The Hechinger Report

Aléshah Brown wasn’t yet in high school when she started having doubts about college. This story also appeared in The Washington Post “Even in middle school, you’re feeling all this pressure and stress about going to college, but no one’s asking you, ‘What do you want to do?’ ” said Brown, of San Antonio, Texas.

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Shop class is grounded, high school aviation classes are taking flight

The Hechinger Report

Now, some high schools around the country are tackling the issue head-on by blurring the lines between education and workforce systems and establishing training programs designed to create a pathway into well-paying jobs. “The The pandemic worsened the situation: Almost every industry faced a shortage of qualified workers.