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.
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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.
January 22, 2014
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
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
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
Few to no female or minority students take the Advanced Placement test in computer science, according to a new analysis.