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July 09, 2014

Want More Kids to Graduate? Report Suggests Starting with Mom and Dad

A new report suggests "dual generation" anti-poverty programs could boost the achievement and prosperity of parents and children alike.

May 14, 2014

Regardless of Its Form, Tracking is Inequitable, PISA Analysis Finds

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

Is Kindergarten the New First Grade? Researchers Say Yes

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.

January 22, 2014

Education, Opportunity, and a 1-in-10 Chance to Move From Poverty to Wealth

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.

January 16, 2014

High Schools Can Give College a Head Start, Study Finds

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

January 10, 2014

Nearly Half of H.S. Sophomores in 2002 Had No College Credential 10 Years Later

New federal data show nearly half of people who were 10th graders in 2002 have not earned any college degree or certification a decade later.

January 10, 2014

Minority, Female Participation a Problem for AP Computer Science, Study Finds

Few to no female or minority students take the Advanced Placement test in computer science, according to a new analysis.

January 09, 2014

Gender Gaps Alter Benefits of Extracurricular Activities, Study Finds

A new study finds that extracurricular activities have differing positive effects for rural boys compared to girls.

January 02, 2014

It Can Take a While, But Most Students Finish College, Federal Data Show

Reports of low college-completion rates may be giving up on college students too soon. New data released by the federal Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System suggest a significant portion of students complete college degrees and professional certificates in double the traditional time allotted for those programs.

December 24, 2013

Anxious Students? Amping Up May Be Better Than Calming Down, Study Finds

It may be better to get anxious students excited about an upcoming test than to try to calm them down, a new series of studies suggests.

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