In 25 Years, U.S. Children Make Fragile Progress, Kids Count Analysis Finds

Economic instability and racial disparities threaten American children's educational and health progress, according to a new study.


What Happens to the Kids Who Ruled Middle School?

Middle school popularity wanes, but the early drug use and criminal behavior stick around.


Exit Exams Need Overhaul, Report Says

A report critiquing high school exit exams continues a series of recent studies looking at the unintended consequences of boosting graduation requirements.


Tougher High School Exit Criteria May Not Boost College Prospects, Study Says

State efforts to toughen science and mathematics requirements for graduation may mean fewer students make it through high school and to college, according to a new study in the journal Education Researcher.


Grants Awarded for Three Low-Cost Randomized Trials

The White House and the Coalition for Evidence-Based Policy in Washington are doubling down on the use of experimental studies to find what works in policy and practice, with a pilot competition funding three low-cost randomized trials in education, health, and workplace safety and a White House summit on how to use them.


Education Department Launches $3 Million Evaluation of Khan Academy

The U.S. Department of Education has launched a $3 million randomized control trial to gauge the effectiveness of Khan Academy, the now-ubiquitous online-learning site that popularized the "flipped classroom" model.


Happy Atoms and Math Games: New Ed Businesses Win Federal Seed Money

The U.S. Department of Education's research agency will help 15 new education entrepreneurs conduct research and development for interventions in science, language and other areas.


Want More Kids to Graduate? Report Suggests Starting with Mom and Dad

A new report suggests "dual generation" anti-poverty programs could boost the achievement and prosperity of parents and children alike.


U.S. Teenagers Really Don't Know the Value of a Dollar, Global Test Shows

A majority of U.S. 15-year-olds can recognize a bill for services, but they struggle to understand most financial concepts, finds the first test of financial literacy in the Program of International Student Assessment.


New ED Research Partnerships Tackle Teacher IMPACT, Gritty Grades, and More

The U.S. Education Department is launching 18 new research partnerships around critical education issues.


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