A new report by the New York-based education & social research organization MDRC indicates that students in 105 of New York City's 123 so-called small schools of choice grew more academically and were more likely to graduate than students in New York's larger public high schools. The positive outcomes held true for all subgroups, including African-American and Latino males, students who tested at all levels of proficiency in math, and students who were eligible for free and reduced lunch. New York City's small schools initiative resulted in 216 new schools being opened between 2002 and 2008, and was sponsored by prominent ...
Guest post by Jackie Zubrzycki Today's National Handwriting Day, and researchers, educators, and administrators are gathering in Washington, D.C. to discuss the state of research on handwriting. The American Association of School Administrators and Zaner-Bloser, an educational company that makes handwriting materials, are co-sponsoring Handwriting in the 21st Century? An Educational Summit, where researchers Virginia Berninger, Steve Peverly, Steve Graham, Jane Case-Smith, Karin Harman-James, and Gerry Conti are presenting (or, at this point in the day, have presented) findings in areas ranging from occupational therapy to neuroscience that document the impact of handwriting on kids' learning. My most recent ...
The Corporation for National and Community Service and the White House Council for Community Solutions just released a report called "The Economic Value of Opportunity Youth" in which they analyze the social and taxpayer burdens of "Opportunity Youth" — 16-24-year-olds who are "not investing in their human capital or earning income."
A national study shows that some, but not all, charter-management organizations boost students' chances of graduating from high school and enrolling in college.
Parents of children enrolled in Head Start programs spend more time reading, engaging in academic activities, and attending museums and other events with their children, according to new research from Alexander M. Gelber and Adam Isen at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Fathers who don't live with their children spend more time with children when they have enrolled in Head Start, and continue to do so even after the child has left Head Start.
Rick Hess Straight Up ranks education scholars' impact on the public discourse.
It's easy for a research reporter to get buried in the technical details of education science and miss out on exploring the real-life implications of all those lab findings. After more than a year and a half covering studies from language acquisition to some of the more unusual benefits of parent involvement, I've decided to to take a more embedded approach—what you might call a single case study—to education research: On December 26, 2011, my husband Dan and I welcomed our first child, Brenden—a slightly belated Christmas present. I seriously doubt I will go as gonzo in-depth...
The next iteration of the nation's regional educational laboratory system will have some new faces.
American young adults are extending their education and putting off some major adult milestones, such as entering the workforce and marrying, compared to decades past, according to a new demographic report by the National Center for Education Statistics.
A federal follow-up study of a successful kindergarten reading intervention finds its benefits do not hold over time.