Should High School Students Have to ‘Defend’ Their Diploma Like a PhD? (Hechinger Report)

  Brenda Iasevoli of The Hechinger Report profiles Los Angeles High School of the Arts, which is in its second year of having its seniors defend their portfolios. She places the profile against the larger backdrop of alternate measures of student—and school—performance: Portfolio assessments like this one, which look a lot like doctoral dissertation defenses,…