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New national high school rankings appear Friday

We moved my annual Challenge Index rankings of American high schools from Newsweek to On Friday May 20 we will unveil the new list on The Post will have a special section for the list in the Sunday paper for May 22. This year we ranked more than 1,900 schools, all those that met our standard of having given at least as many college-level tests in 2010 as they had graduating seniors.
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2012 Challenge Index rankings--why small schools rule

Industries / Education : Class Struggle (3 years ago)

The little schools that dominate the top of The Washington Post’s 2012 high school rankings confirm an accelerating trend in American education: We are moving away from the something-for-everyone shopping mall campuses that were onc... Read Post

Challenging Jay’s Challenge Index

Industries / Education : The Answer Sheet (4 years ago)

There he goes again. (Sigh.) My colleague Jay Mathews, the unrivaled dean of education writers, has just produced his 2011 High School Challenge list. (Double sigh.) We are being treated to a national ranking of public high schools,... Read Post

Catching up on national high school ranks

Industries / Education : Class Struggle (4 years ago)

We did not have room for everything I wanted to include in the big package of lists and stories that make up the new Challenge Index rankings of America’s high schools. I moved the list this year from Newsweek--where we often called... Read Post

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