The Battle Over Common Core, 140 Characters at a Time

A new report argues that the common core is the first great national education policy debate of the social media age, and Twitter is changing the public discussion of education.


Students in Struggling Schools More Likely to Attend, But Misbehave, Study Finds

Forget narrowing the academic curriculum; could accountability narrow schools' focus on student behaviors?


Girls Edging Out Boys in STEM Course-Taking, But Not Test Performance

The gender gap in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics may be starting to turn, according to new 2009 data from the National Center for Education Statistics.


Is Leaving Home for Boarding School Better for At-Risk Students? Yes and No.

Study suggests high-achieving, low-income students get a boost from boarding school but others, not so much.


Voices and Research for and Against Differentiation

The debate over differentiating instruction just keeps going.


Role-Model Program Offers Boys of Color Support, Study Says

The Oakland, Calif., school district's effort to boost the grades and graduation rates of black male students offers a model for school districts around the country, the first independent analysis of the program concludes.


President's Budget Proposal Would Raise Federal Ed Research Spending

The White House's fiscal 2016 budget proposal wuld be good news for education research across several agencies.


Education Research Bill Passes Senate Education Committee

A long-delayed federal education research bill has started chugging again in the Senate.


Education Research Reauthorization to Be Revived

The Senate will take another look at education research next week.


Broader Picture of International Education Progress Unveiled in Study

A new study suggests economic and social factors are "below the waterline" affecting higher-profile measures of student achievement internationally.


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