First Summer Learning Project Study Shows Promise for Inner-City Students in Math

The first report from the RAND Corporation's experimental evaluation of summer programs suggests urban students benefited in mathematics, but not reading or social skills.


Nationwide Grade-Retention Rates Have Dropped, New Study Finds

A new study found that nationwide, the rate of students repeating a grade due to a lack of academic progress has declined from 2005 to 2010.


Research Group SEDL to Join American Institutes for Research

SEDL, the group founded as the Southwest Educational Development Laboratory, will be the latest to merge with the burgeoning education behemot American Institutes for Research.


Census: Young Americans More Educated, Not Necessarily Better Off Than Parents

Education, employment, and other life experiences for young adults have changed since 1980, but in very different ways in different parts of the country, new Census data show.


Remembering Education Research Pioneer John I. Goodlad

Education researcher and reformer John I. Goodlad died Nov. 29.


Feds Hope to Reconnect Dropouts Via 'Performance Partnership Pilots'

Federal agencies request proposals for partnerships to help disconnected youth.


Emotionally Disturbed Students at Greatest Risk of Dropping Out, Study Finds

Among different special education categories, emotionally disturbed students are at highest risk of dropping out, according to a study of 41,000 Utah students.


Half (Day) Measures Produce Fewer Preschool Benefits, Study Finds

By Christina Samuels. Cross-posted from Early Years. Three and 4-year-olds who went through a seven-hour-a-day preschool program demonstrated higher scores on tests of social-emotional skills, language, math, and physical development than young children who attended a program for three hours a day, according to a study released Friday in the Journal of the American Medical Assocation. The children in the longer program also had higher rates of daily attendance, and lower rates of chronic absences, said Arthur J. Reynolds, the study's lead author and the co-director of the Human Capital Research Collaborative, a partnership of the University of Minnesota and ...


What a Monkey's Grandma Can Teach Us About Helping At-Risk Kids

A monkey's uncle, or at least an adopted grandparent, can help counter the effects of early trauma, study shows.


Site to Help Researchers and Practitioners Build Partnerships

New site hopes to provide a "one stop shop" of best practices for educators and researchers hoping to build a longterm partnership.


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