The study focuses on 8th and 9th graders, who are among the most motivationally challenged of all age groups when it comes to schoolwork.


Student-mobility rates may be on the rise, but two new papers suggests researchers have much to learn about how school moves affect students' well being.


A Swarthmore College researcher says his reanalysis of a study on Wisconsin's Learnfare may offer lessons for school cash-incentive experiments going on today.


Early findings from a state-ordered study of Florida's private-school voucher program show participants doing no better and no worse than their public-school peers


A Web site offers readers open access to social science research produced by foundations, charitable organizations, and other nonprofits.


A trio of recent studies evaluating the impact of the No Child Left Behind Act's tutoring provision show that students in some districts are making small, but not great, learning gains.


More than half the nation's principals are now women, according to one of five statistical reports released yesterday by the National Center for Education Statistics.


A study published in Psychological Science suggests that increasing numbers of competitors can depress an individual's motivation to compete.


A report posted this morning by the Consortium on Chicago School Research suggests that more than half of Chicago's teachers switch schools or leave the profession after four years on the job.


A study finds that a new breed of high schools—the independent-study high school—is popping up across the Golden State.


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