Benefits of a High School Core Curriculum (PDF)
Research report that finds students who take a recommended core curriculum
perform better on college-entrance exams, are more likely to enroll in college,
and are more likely to stay in college.
Courses Count: Preparing Students for Postsecondary Success (PDF)
Report on the need for college-bound students to take a core curriculum of
reading, mathematics and science. Also discusses the role of sequencing and
Create Incentives (PDF)
Short brief on strengthening curriculum by tying it to interests.
for Career & Technical Education, 2007
to 21st Century Skills
Web site developed by the National Education Association (NEA) that provides
learning and teaching resources.
Reading Between the Lines (PDF)
Report that reveals that a significant number of students do not have
college-level reading skills when they graduate from high school.
Ready or Not: Creating a High School Diploma that Counts (PDF)
Report that outlines how states can redesign their curriculum, adopt higher
standards and align their assessments so a high school diploma confers more
respect and adequately prepares students for college and work.