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.


The nation's public schools have experienced dramatic re-segregation over the past two decades, a trend that is "systematically linked to unequal educational opportunities" for minority students, according to a new report released Wednesday.


Too much mercury, which tuna may contain large amounts of, can lead to the impairment of cognitive thinking, memory, attention, language, and fine motor and visual spatial skills in children, whose brains are still developing.


States with big budget gaps and high-performing students received more stimulus money, a new federal report shows, but high-need districts within them got the most help.


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