By Meagan Dorsch
This report outlines state legislative action in areas that can have a real and lasting effect when developed in conjunction with broad, statewide coordinated plans for improving high schools. The eight areas highlighted focus on elevating academic standards and course requirements, providing multiple pathways for student success, and focusing on early identification and support for struggling students.
In this edition of The Buzz, we talk with NCSL education policy specialist, Sunny Deye, who also authored the report on education policies. Sunny explains how state legislators have raised the level of attention and urgency around finding solutions to problems plaguing the American high school system. She also talks about how these eight policy recommendations are aimed at improving high school performance and better preparing students for college and careers.