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Tuesday, September 20, 2005


High Schools: Expanding the Promise of No Child Left Behind

Cable in the Classroom is pleased to present via podcast [MP3, 53MB], the September 20, 2005 edition of the U.S. Department of Education's Education News Parents Can Use.

The high school diploma symbolically marks the moment American youths enter adulthood. Yet, today, many students, particularly minority and disadvantaged youths, leave high school unprepared, often lacking the basic skills they need to get a high-wage job or to pursue postsecondary education and training. To succeed in a global economy shaped by technology and international competition, all high school students, regardless of their post-graduation plans, must acquire a high level of academic knowledge and skills during high school. This edition features special back-to-school tips and addresses issues such as: For more information about this program, please see the U.S. Department of Education's show notes.

Listeners may also be interested in the Spring 2006 edition of Threshold (produced in cooperation with the Partnership for 21st Century Skills), which focuses on high school reform and competitiveness.

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