Students in poverty may also be less able to plan and marshal the resources they have efficiently, making it harder for them to close achievement gaps with their wealthier peers, according to a study released this morning.
From guest blogger Alyssa Morones For students receiving supplemental tutoring, the amount of tutoring they received was the key to improvement, found a study released earlier this spring by the American Educational Research Journal. Students from low-income families attending low-performing schools that received more than 40 hours of additional tutoring performed better on math and reading assessments than those who received less than 40 hours per school year, according study authors Carolyn J. Heinrich, a professor of public affairs at the University of Texas at Austin and Hiren Nisar, a senior analyst at the research company Abt Associates. The No ...
The National Center for Education Statistics today released updated data on states' policy changes on accountability, testing, finance, school choice, and other education issues.
A longitudinal study of the Gates Early College High Schools finds students who attended these schools were significantly more likely to graduate high school, and enroll in and complete college than those who did not.
Annie E. Casey Foundation releases its annual Kids Count data book.
One of the largest federal experimental trials in nearly a decade shows significant benefits for students in a hybrid-learning algebra program.
Guest post by Michele Molnar of K-12 Parents and the Public. Ask parents what they think of their child's school, and mostly they will give a positive response, says Lori Nathanson, research associate at the Research Alliance for New York City Schools, New York University. "Teachers are better reporters of variations between schools," she explained in a phone interview today. Nathanson is a co-author with Meghan McCormick and James J. Kemple of "Strengthening Assessments of School Climate: Lessons from the NYC School Survey (2013)", which was released earlier this month. That ability to distinguish makes teachers' opinions more relevant for ...
Homeless and highly mobile students have even greater academic challenges than children in deep poverty or with special needs, according to a new study.
A federal interagency initiative hopes to test new policies and programs to support disconnected youth.
An alliance of retired military leaders called on policymakers to support early childhood education as a means of boosting America's economic power and armed forces, in a newly released report.