All those teachers who collect mobile phones at the beginning of class may be onto something.
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May 18, 2015
April 27, 2015
An initiative aimed at opening up honors classes to a wider range of students is beginning to show some signs of success, according to an evaluation presented at this month's AERA conference.
March 26, 2015
A new analysis peels back common wisdom about why boys may lag girls in reading achievement.
March 09, 2015
The biggest divide between poor and wealthy students is one of community connection, argues Harvard researcher Robert Putnam in a new book.
February 03, 2015
The Oakland, Calif., school district's effort to boost the grades and graduation rates of black male students offers a model for school districts around the country, the first independent analysis of the program concludes.
December 04, 2014
Education, employment, and other life experiences for young adults have changed since 1980, but in very different ways in different parts of the country, new Census data show.
November 12, 2014
A new study takes a second look at the Tools of the Mind early-childhood curriculum, finding benefits for older students.
July 09, 2014
A new report suggests "dual generation" anti-poverty programs could boost the achievement and prosperity of parents and children alike.
May 14, 2014
U.S.-style, subject-by-subject tracking is nearly as inequitable as old-fashioned vocational/academic streaming, an analysis of international high school math achievement finds.
January 30, 2014
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.