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Document Number: 6509

Advancing High School Reform in the States: Policies and Programs - The author identifies promising state policies and programs related to specific areas of high school reform: (1) increasing academic rigor, (2) personalized instruction, (3) targeted strategies to support low-performing students, (4) improving reading and writing skills, (5) assessment, (6) high-quality school leaders, (7) highly qualified teachers and (8) high schools identified as in need of improvement. These eight are aligned with the National Association of Secondary School Principalsí recommendations for federal legislation for high school reform. (Monica Martinez, National Association of Secondary School Principals, 2005)...

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