An update to the 2005 report, An Action Agenda for Improving America's High Schools, this report examines state progress made in improving high schools to prepare students for college and career since 2005. Specifically, this report offers recommendations and best practices to help states restore the value of a high school diploma, redesign high schools to better prepare students for postsecondary success, improve teacher and principal quality, establish high standards and better accountability measures, and improve education governance. Finally, this report offers recommendations on how institutions of higher education and workforce stakeholders can help high schools achieve these ambitious and important goals.
Accelerating the Agenda: Actions to Improve America's High Schools
National Governors Association Center for Best Practices, National Conference of State Legislatures, National Association of State Boards of Education, and Council of Chief State School Officers