International Survey Finds U.S. Lagging in Early-Childhood Education

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development has just released its annual "Education at a Glance" report, an encyclopedic collection of education-related statistics across 46 countries, and the new numbers show the United States trailing the world in preschool education.

Study: More Girls Than Boys Have Doubts, Misconceptions About Computer Science

A new Google/Gallup study finds more girls lack confidence in the field, but too many of either gender think computer science equals Internet searches.

Dual-Language Immersion Boosts Oregon Students

A four-year study finds English-learners and native English speakers alike improved significantly in bilingual schools.

'Deeper Learning' Is Here, Researchers Say; It's Just Unequally Distributed

A focus on students' deficits can lead to unequal access to meaningful content, two new reports argue.

Teacher Biases Differ for Low- and High-Achieving Minority Students

Low-achieving students of color may be overrated by teachers, while top-performing minority students are given short shrift.

Academic Language Drives English-Learner's Fluency Speed

English language-learners who enter kindergarten with a basic grasp of academic language, "either in their primary language or in English," are more likely over time to be reclassified as former ELLs, a new analysis has found.

Sports, Out-of-School Volunteering May Ease Transition to Middle Grades

Community groups and sports not connected to school can help students stay more connected academically during a critical transition period, according to a study of low-income students in New York City.

IES Board Moves Meeting to Brace for Potential Shutdown

An advisory board meeting planned for this week has been put off until November.

Math App May Lend a Hand to Parents Nervous About Numbers

Even a few conversations about math each week can boost students' math growth, a new study suggests.

Do State Laws Suppress Bullying at Schools and Online?

A few basic components of state anti-bullying laws are associated with significantly lower rates of bullying, both online and in schools.

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