What Do Genes Say About Education? More Than You'd Think.

Within families, genetic differences may affect educational attainment.


Feds Release Maps of School Attendance Zones

The National Center for Education Statistics has released mapping data on school attendance zones in the United States for the 2013-14 school year.


The Family Roots of Math Anxiety

Children learn what they live, particularly when it comes to loving or fearing mathematics, a new study finds.


Since Michael Brown, Police Shot and Killed 53 Teenagers. Who Were They?

Mischief, mental health issues and misunderstandings can be deadly for teenagers in encounters with the police.


What We're Talking About When We Say 'Teacher Shortage'

The overall number of teachers is growing, but that still leaves holes in crucial areas.


Storytelling Can Predict Later Literacy in Black Preschoolers

But the link between "oral narrative" skills and early literacy was not seen in Latino, Asian, or white children, the study found.


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.


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