November 2012 Archives

Researchers discuss the implications of the Common Core State Standards on literacy.

By the time a student's arrest record is wiped clean at 18, it may have already blown up her chances to graduate high school and enter a four-year college, a new study says.

Additional preparation and support can help young children participate in brain research.

Asthma alone doesn't lead to low test scores, according to a large-scale study in the United Kingdom. Rather, poverty and other risk factors complicate the academic challenges.

A new Census report shows nuanced portrait of the rise in child poverty.

New Education Department data shows teachers are more likely than others to hold multiple jobs.

A Yale study finds early intervention can change brain function as well as behavior and communication skills in toddlers with autism.

In most states, a student can "age out" of foster care at age 16, 17, or 18, regardless of whether or not he or she has graduated high school or is ready to transition into adult living. For those lucky enough to have a stable foster family, that might not be a problem; but for many, the loss of foster-care services can mean losing their home and facing a last-minute hurdle to completing a diploma and going on to college. Though they are not tracked separately under federal education accountability, according to recent studies, as many as half of students ...

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