A Child Trends report finds promising results for schools that offer wraparound services such as mentoring, counseling, and healthcare, an approach touted by New York City's new mayor.
A sweeping research review on bullying suggests that the actions of individual teachers and students can help victims but in order to truly make schools safe for students, districts need to adopt and enforce clear policies and also consider that bullying may be more common in schools with certain characteristics such as racial homogeneity and academic tracking and in stand-alone middle schools.
A new analysis finds that NCLB flexibility waivers too often continue flawed accountability practices of the original law rather than considering non-test-based indicators, student growth, student demographics or results from subjects other than reading and math.
A research review endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics contradicts common myths such as the erroneous idea that learning second languages confuses children, and the mistaken belief that immigrant parents should be encouraged to speak to their children in English.
A study has found that kindergarten teachers spend most of their time on basic literacy and math but that children learn more when taught more advanced material.
The William T. Grant Foundation has introduced a new initiative that could distribute up to $11 million per year to fund studies of youth inequality.
Economists found that two academically similar groups of 12th graders earned similar incomes even though one group had passed their high school exit exams and the other group had failed to earn diplomas after missing the exam cutoff rate by a hair.
R. Holly Yettick will be stepping in as primary writer for Inside School Research while Sarah D. Sparks is on maternity leave.
A new research review examines the academic impacts of a wide range of teenage behaviors, from television-watching to early sexual activity to playing sports, and finds that the effects are often mediated by a student's particular social milieu.
A new report finds that K-12 school funding flatlined between 2010 and 2011 (the most recent year for which nationwide data is available) but decreased as a percentage of state GDP.