State rules on providing education and requiring school attendance are literally all over the map, new federal data show.


Education economist Bridget Terry Long, a former chairwoman of the National Board for Education Science, has been named dean of Harvard University's graduate school of education.


Ever since the landmark "marshmallow test" highlighted the importance of early self-control in later achievement, educators have worked to find ways to build self-regulation among young children. But a new study in the journal Pediatric Research suggests boosting children's natural curiosity may be equally crucial to their long-term learning.


Going forward, here are some of the issues researchers and education advocates will be exploring, as well as some of the problems cropping up in the recently released 2015-16 Civil Rights Data Collection.


Massachusetts has been part of the transition from print to online in several state, national, and international tests. A new study looks at how moving from print to computer-based testing affected its students in the first few years.


More than 8 million students nationwide were reported chronically absent from school in 2015-16, federal data show, but some states and districts are doing better than others.


A new civil rights indicator lets education watchers compare how many days of instruction are lost to suspensions, and new research suggests it could disproportionately hurt students with disabilities.


The vast majority of schools that receive federal money for students in poverty use it schoolwide, but many have not taken advantage of flexibility to innovate with the grants.


Nutrition, sleep, exercise, and avoiding drugs are associated with not just better grades, but higher aspirations for college, a new study suggests


Researchers discuss how data can help schools break the school-to-prison pipeline and boost access to advanced courses at the American Educational Research Association conference.


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