The Foundation for Child Development's 2012 child well-being index finds rising parent and child engagement and more responsible children, even amid harsher family economic situations.

Students who enter high school with the the academic potential to attend a four-year college after graduation make very different choices about higher education based on the high school they attend, according to a new set of analyses by Harvard University's Strategic Data Project.

Thomas W. Brock, higher education expert at the research firm MDRC, has been tapped as the new commissioner for the National Center for Education Research, in a move that brings the leadership of the Institute of Education Sciences back to full strength.

Even at high-performing, wealthy high schools, students who have fallen far behind academically in 4th and 8th grade have less than a one in three chance of being ready for college or a career by the end of high school, according to a new study by the national testing group ACT Inc.

Despite efforts to improve college- and career-readiness, students, educators and employers around the world still largely exist in "parallel worlds," never really aligning the skills students learn in class and the ones they need after graduation, according to a new study by the McKinsey Center for Government.

The department is seeking researchers to evaluate its new system of technical-assistance centers.

Researchers discuss the implications of the Common Core State Standards on literacy.

By the time a student's arrest record is wiped clean at 18, it may have already blown up her chances to graduate high school and enter a four-year college, a new study says.

Additional preparation and support can help young children participate in brain research.

Asthma alone doesn't lead to low test scores, according to a large-scale study in the United Kingdom. Rather, poverty and other risk factors complicate the academic challenges.

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