The Answer Sheet: high schools

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 04/07/2014

The one thing I sort of like about 2014 Most Challenging High Schools list

The new lists are out -- and so is my critique.

By Valerie Strauss  |  12:01 PM ET, 04/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 12/22/2010

Bring back shop class

An educator writes: "Reinstituting manual education just might lead to a renaissance of common sense in how we educate our children."

By Valerie Strauss  |  01:00 PM ET, 12/22/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 12/01/2010

Some Education Department spin

It didn’t long for the Education Department to try to link its school turnaround policy to a new report that says that the number of high school “dropout factories” has declined in the last decade. The problem for the department is that there is no link.

By Valerie Strauss  |  09:30 AM ET, 12/01/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 08/19/2010

A federal focus on high schools is long overdue

Two Alliance for Excellent Education officials argue that the federal government has concentrated too little on high schools for years, not too much.

By Valerie Strauss  |  10:30 AM ET, 08/19/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:20 AM ET, 04/26/2010

Vote on Obama's commencement speech contest

Starting today the public can rate the six public schools named as finalists in a White House competition that offers up President Obama as the prize. Obama will give the commencement speech at the winning school.

By Valerie Strauss  |  06:20 AM ET, 04/26/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)