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January 13, 2014

Duncan at 'Parent Summit:' Press For Better Schools

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan urges attendees at a "parent summit" to raise their voices to bring about policy and cultural changes that will improve schools.

December 13, 2013

U.S. Girls Perform Evenly With Boys in Math and Science, PISA Data Show

In the United States, there was no statistical difference between boys' and girls' scores in either math or science on the 2012 PISA test.

June 28, 2013

NAEP Report: A Closer Look at Trends in the Achievement Gap

Much of the historic narrowing of achievement gaps highlighted in a new NAEP report was accomplished by the late 1980s.

October 26, 2012

College Board President: Tear Down 'Wall' of Underachievement

As he takes the helm of the College Board, David Coleman zeroes in on helping disadvantaged students live up to their potential.

August 15, 2012

Top Math Achievers Are Spread Unevenly Across Similar Schools

Across about 2,000 U.S. high schools most likely to succeed based on demographics, a new study finds strikingly wide variation in the share of top-achieving math students produced.

June 28, 2012

Girls Have Edge With Hands-On Science Tasks, NAEP Suggests

Although some recent data show boys outpace girls in science achievement, a new NAEP study suggests girls have an edge when it comes to applying that learning in a hands-on setting.

June 07, 2012

Latinos Drive U.S. Graduation Gains

Education Week's annual Diplomas Count report finds the U.S. high school graduation rate at the highest level since the late 1970s, driven in large part by gains among Latino students.

May 10, 2012

'Advanced' Students a Rarity in Science, NAEP Data Show

Relatively few U.S. students scored at the 'advanced' level in science on the latest round of NAEP results.

November 07, 2011

What It All Means: Analysis of NAEP Results Pours In

Education analysts highlighted a number of issues related to the latest NAEP data, including historic gains in math and large exclusion rates in some states.

October 11, 2011

Will NCLB Rewrite Have the Teeth to Improve Schools?

Some activists are worried that a new draft NCLB reauthorization will lack the teeth to hold schools accountable for improvement.

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