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Bridges4Kids LogoHigh School Redesign A Step Closer to Reality
Michigan Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development, February 2005
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The push for remaking the American high schools became one step closer to reality as the nationís governors released their Action Agenda for Improving Americaís High Schools and called for a fundamental redesign of the American high school, including an alignment with postsecondary institutions. States will be called on to provide a seamless governance structure, headed by a single board, for all education from early childhood through higher education.

The tenets of the reform being pushed include: giving principals more authority while at the same time holding them more accountable for staff retention, truancy and student achievement; streamlining education governance to move the K-16 concept from rhetoric to reality; raising the value of the high school diploma which would include making college prep courses the default curriculum and improving testing to measure student achievement; redesigning the high school program to better meet a variety of student needs, such as having early college high schools or schools that provide certification for work in some industries; and provide incentives to attract and retain teachers in curriculum areas of greatest need.

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