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View Resource Betraying the College Dream: How Disconnected K-12 and Postsecondary Education Systems Undermine Student Aspirations

The staff of the Bridge Project (located at Stanford University and sponsored in part by the Pew Foundation) recently released this sobering appraisal of the lack of compatibility between K-12 and higher education, and the potential reasons why many students have difficulty making an effective and successful transition between the two. Authored by Andrea Venezia, Michael W. Kirst, and Anthony L....

http://web.stanford.edu/group/bridgeproject/betrayingthecoll...
View Resource K-8 Kids' Place

Developed by Houghton Mifflin, this site contains a number of helpful online educational, interactive materials for students from kindergarten to 8th grade. The Web site is divided into three main sections: School Books, Games, and Brain Power. In School Books, students have the ability to pick from a number of activities ranging from spelling quizzes, mathematic skills reviews, and reading...

http://www.eduplace.com/kids/index.html
View Resource Debates about the content and focus of United States history courses continue on in Texas

Board of Education may face controversy over new curriculum http://www.beaumontenterprise.com/news/local/50619491.html Curriculum debate marred by ideologues http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/localnews/columnists/jfloyd/stories/071409dnmetfloyd.3d10b0e.html Texas Education Agency: Social Studies Expert Reviewers...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2009/0717
View Resource Brown Center on Education Policy

The Brown Center on Education Policy is a part of the Brookings Institution that aims to explore "the challenges facing the American education system and to help identify practical policy solutions." The Center is home to the Brown Center Report on American Education, which has been published since 2000. The Report analyzes the state of American education using the latest measures of student...

https://www.brookings.edu/center/brown-center-on-education-p...
View Resource Frontline: Dropout Nation

Frontline has certainly done programs on education before, but this arresting program may be one of their best. The two hour program offers a look at students in crisis and those "waging a daily struggle to get them to graduate." On this site, visitors can watch the program in its entirety and also look over profiles of the young people featured in this documentary. In The Latest area, visitors...

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https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/dropout-nation/
View Resource American RadioWorks: Second-Chance Diploma: Examining the GED

Many have heard of the General Educational Development (GED) test, but it might remain something of a mystery. Those who take this exam are hoping to have a second chance to finish high school (in a manner of speaking) and the thought is that it will lead to a better job or further education. This fascinating documentary takes a look at the world of the GED and it is presented by the American...

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http://americanradioworks.publicradio.org/features/ged/
View Resource Alliance for Excellent Education: Publications

The mission of the Alliance for Excellent Education (AEE) is "to promote high school transformation to make it possible for every child to graduate prepared for postsecondary learning and success in life." Based in Washington, D.C., Alliance publications include reports and fact sheets designed for use by journalists, policy experts, and others. Within its Publications area, visitors can look over...

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https://all4ed.org/publications/