International Baccalaureate Saw Rapid Growth in High-Poverty Schools

More high-poverty schools are offering the advanced high school diploma, but poor students are still less likely to participate.

Guiding Education Businesses Through the Research Wringer

A new research partnership to evaluate K-12 education technology companies has chosen its first product to study.

One Way Recessions Actually Help Districts: Great Teachers Seeking Jobs

The hiring pool improved for schools when the recession squeezed teachers, study finds.

Cutting Class Days May Not Cut Costs

And in some districts, shorter school weeks hurt the bottom line.

Student Privacy Bill Could Focus School-Research Partnerships

A new FERPA bill could boost interest in research partnerships, but narrow their focus.

New Journal to Explore Connections Between Educators and Neuroscientists

Teachers and cognitive neuroscientists may both work with the brain, but they rarely speak the same language.

Are Oldest Kids Smarter? Are Younger Siblings More Outgoing?

Significant differences don't always equal meaningful differences, when it comes to birth order.

Race to the Top Provided Strong Lever for Obama Education Agenda

Education watchers can argue over whether President Obama's signature education competition improved education, but as a policy lever, a new study finds that it had a big impact.

Far Fewer Students 'Afraid' at School, Federal Data Show

With bullying, attacks, and victimization at school down, a federal study finds the percentage of students "afraid" at school is a quarter of the rate nearly 20 years ago.

Feds Look to Ease Burden for Civil Rights Reporting

The National Center on Education Statistics is preparing to roll out new civil rights data.

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