Among middle and high school students, cigarette use in 2011 was about 4.3 percent and 15.8 percent respectively, compared to 10.7 percent and almost 30 percent in 2000, the CDC found, analyzing results from the 2011 National Youth Tobacco Survey, which included about 19,000 students.

The Education Resource Information Navigator project brings together information on education funders, reform groups, and state and national policy to help put education research into context.

While on average, 18 percent of American students said they had been verbally bullied, those who said they had been cyberbullied was about 4.5 percent.

A new study finds frequent texting can impair middle schoolers' grammar skills.

One of the National Science Foundation's first new INSPIRE awards will look for ways to measure how creativity develops in groups.

Children's health and education are showing positive signs even in the midst of a dismal economic environment, according to the Annie E. Casey Foundation's annual ranking of child well-being, released this morning.

The U.S. Education Department is urging states and districts to make their longitudinal student data systems more available to researchers and education entrepreneurs.

Novice teachers disproportionately get assigned lower-performing students, and districts often do not work to retain the most effective newcomers, according to new analyses by Harvard University's Strategic Data Project.

Education officials dissect what went wrong in the school data for U.S. News & World Report high school rankings.

A study of a large Southern district aims to gauge how well programs help teachers learn to use data.

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