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December 18, 2009

Making the Case for Common Standards

A new brief recaps attempts to create national standards, and argues that doing so now is of crucial importance.

December 17, 2009

What Makes A 'Good Reader'?

Does it take more than lots of reading time and great role models to make terrific readers?

December 16, 2009

Gender Equity in College Admissions: Do We Have a Problem?

More on the question of whether colleges need to revise admissions practices to drive up the numbers of men on campus.

December 15, 2009

The Achievement Gap: A Useless Measure?

Columnist argues that the goal of narrowing the achievement gap is misguided.

December 14, 2009

'Nagging And Nurturing' in Middle School to Prevent Dropouts

A national middle school model focuses on detecting potential dropouts in 6th grade and provides wraparound support to help them complete high school.

December 11, 2009

Students Tell Education Stories in Ed. Dept's Winning Videos

Three middle and high school students win the Ed Department's video contest.

December 10, 2009

Absences Key in Achievement Lag for Spec. Ed. Students

Absences are found to be a key factor in raising the dropout risk for Chicago 9th graders with disabilities.

December 09, 2009

OMG, You Mean I Can't Facebook at Work?

Teens say they are less likely to take a job if they will not be permitted to access Facebook while they're at work.

December 08, 2009

Restructuring Under NCLB: What We Know, What We Don't

A new report concludes that No Child Left Behind's restructuring strategies offer low-performing schools little help turning around.

December 04, 2009

Roundup: Low College Completion Rates, 21st Century Skills

Education Trust study shows low college completion rates among minority and low-income students; two new books examine the debate about 21st century skills; a study questions whether charter-management groups can succeed on a larger scale.

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