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.

The Census Bureau has overhauled a major longitudinal survey tracking families' economic health over time.

The advisory board for the Institute of Education Sciences is considering ways to help the research agency cope with budget cuts.

The days when kindergarten focused on playing and finger painting may be waning, according to a new University of Virginia study, as early-learning classrooms devote significantly more attention to preparing students to read.

Joan McLaughlin has been named commissioner of the National Center for Special Education Research, cementing the role she has held as an acting commissioner since July.

Children born into the nation's poorest families have less than a 1-in-10 shot to make it into the top 20 percent by their mid-20s, and social mobility has remained stagnant for more than 40 years, according to a new study by the National Bureau of Economic Research.

Fourteen researchers have joined the ranks of the National Academy of Education this week.

An evaluation of Early College high schools finds their students more likely to attend and complete college than students in traditional high schools.

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