In most states, a student can "age out" of foster care at age 16, 17, or 18, regardless of whether or not he or she has graduated high school or is ready to transition into adult living. For those lucky enough to have a stable foster family, that might not be a problem; but for many, the loss of foster-care services can mean losing their home and facing a last-minute hurdle to completing a diploma and going on to college. Though they are not tracked separately under federal education accountability, according to recent studies, as many as half of students ...


The Institute of Education Sciences has cancelled a conference on state longitudinal data due to Hurricane Sandy, but offers other resources.


A new series of studies looks at how value-added measures may give parents and students more information about higher education.


The Society for Neuroscience conference opens this week with an award-winning sock puppet video explaining the need for sleep.


Private school enrollment continues to drop, according to 2011 American Community Survey data released this week by the the U.S. Census Bureau. As of 2011, the Census found 4.1 million students attended private elementary and high schools, a drop from both 4.8 million in 2005, the last count, and private schools' high-water mark of 6.3 million in 1965. This has in part been attributed to the growth of charter schools, which some families see as a free alternative to the local district school. For example, private schools' share of kindergarteners dropped from 4.7 percent of ...


Los Angeles public schools have partnered with the L.A. Education Research Institute to open the district's vast longitudinal data system to identify successful practices which the district can expand.


A longitudinal study find different growth rates in white matter, the brain's connective tissue, between good and poor readers.


The Education Department has awarded new contracts to the nation's comprehensive technical assistance centers.


A National Science Foundation-backed report in the journal Science argues that children's natural learning style already reflects the scientific process educators will spend the next decade trying to instill in school-age students—if they can get an engaging environment to explore.


Teacher strikes like Chicago's could become a lot more common nationwide if policymakers and administrators do not begin to make system changes needed to cope with the unprecedented aging of the American workforce.


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