January 2010 Archives

The American Institute for Economic Research reports that costs for education-related products and services grew at three times the inflation rate over the last 20 years.


The President, in his State of the Union address, reiterated his support for community college but a study shows that low-income students have a better chance of graduating in private, career colleges.


A study in Science Daily finds that ambidextrous children are more likely than right- or left-handed children to have school difficulties.


The Spencer Foundation's Paul Goren will replace John Q. Easton at the Consortium on Chicago School Research.


A researcher finds evidence that a policy change in Chicago Public Schools may have helped cut down on teacher absenteeism.


The more anxious a teacher is about math, the more likely girls were to believe negative stereotypes about females' math abilities, a new study says.


A new paper outlines a plan for states and districts to figure out early whether students are track for college and careers track and how to help them get there.


A new study examines what it takes for students to get into "competitive" colleges.


A study published today in Science Daily suggests that teenagers who are burned out on school tend to have parents who are burned out on work.


Researchers from the U.S. and Mexico held a first-of-its-kind meeting last week to discuss the millions of K-12 students shared by both education systems.


A panel convened by the White House and the U.S. House of Representatives says federal agencies should expand public access to government-sponsored research reports after they appear in academic journals.


Mary Anne Raywid, a nationally known expert on small schools, alternative schools, and school reform, passed away on Jan. 12.


A national charter school group, in a new report, ranks states on how supportive their laws are toward charter schools.


Inside School Research points today to blog items describing a study of full-day kindergarten and a review looking at how educational research feeds into policymaking.


A new report from the Education Trust shows how simple measure of states' progress in closing achievement gaps can mislead.


The merits of randomized field trials are debated in a new Education Next podcast.


The South has become the first region of the country where poor children and children of color account for more than half of public school enrollment, a new report says.


Science Daily reports on a study suggesting that negative physical education teachers can turn students off fitness for good.


Experts and critics are trading differing data on whether New York City's charter schools enroll fewer students from poor families.


The author of a national study that yielded mostly disappointing results for charter schools is set to release a new analysis of New York City's charter schools later today.


A new working paper explores the qualities that signal an effective principal.


The New York Times.\ reports that Teach for America graduates are not necessarily more civic-minded than program dropouts or those who are accepted to the program but decline to join.

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