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Report: It's One Thing to Pass Charter Laws, Another to Build 'Healthy' Systems

A new report by the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools finds states' charter laws and implementation don't always align well.


Census Tidbits: More High School Sophomores, Fewer College Freshmen

U.S. Census data shows nearly 1 million fewer high school graduates enrolled in college in 2013 than in 2011.


Black Women More Interested In STEM Majors Than White Women, Study Shows

A new study found that black women and men are less likely to think of STEM fields as more masculine, and black women are more interested in pursuing STEM majors.


So, What Exactly Would Change in Federal Education Research Under the Senate Bill?

Reauthorization seems unlikely to mean a major overhaul for the Institute of Education Sciences.


Former 'Redshirted' Students May Get Advanced Placement Edge, Study Finds

Children who are among the oldest in their kindergarten class are more likely than younger classmates to take and pass advanced courses, among other benefits, a new study finds.


Senate to Take Up House's Education Research Bill

The Senate will mark up reauthorization of the federal education research law next week.


New Research Panels to 'Take the Pulse' of Teachers, Principals

New research surveys are planned to keep track of teachers' and principals' reactions to major education policies over time.


School Improvement Means What Works Clearinghouse Is About to Get a Lot Busier

How many potential "whole school" reforms under the new federal school improvement grant rules will meet the What Works Clearinghouse's high standards for evidence?


Students Marked Speech Sounds Faster After Music Training, Study Says

After two years of instruction in a community music program, students showed improvement in brain scans tracking how they distinguished among speech sounds.


Want Students to Ask for Help? Talk to Parents.

Parents' school experiences can shape students' ways and willingness to ask for help.


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