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October 21, 2016

To Close Gender Gap In Spatial Tasks, Change Perspective

Adding figures of people to classic tests of spatial perception significantly closed gender gaps, a new study finds.

July 22, 2016

First Food Deserts, Now Book Deserts, Deprive Poor Students, Study Finds

'Food deserts' have long been a concern. But what happens when poor young children have little access to "food for the mind"?

July 20, 2016

Income Segregation in Schools Found to Rise by 40 Percent Since 1990

Segregation among students in public schools based on race has been a persistent and growing concern and, now, statistics show that income segregation may be growing as well.

April 29, 2016

Achievement Gaps and Racial Segregation: Research Finds an Insidious Cycle

A massive new database that allows researchers to compare school districts across state lines has led to the unwelcome finding that racial achievement gaps exist in nearly every district in the country, and some well-off districts have the worst gaps.

April 29, 2016

How Can Researchers Compare District Achievement Gaps Across States?

A new trove of more than 215 million test scores from public school students is helping researchers compare student achievement nationwide.

March 14, 2016

Harold L. 'Bud' Hodgkinson, Renowned Education Demographer, Dies at 85

Harold L. "Bud" Hodgkinson dedicated his life to documenting and analyzing the demographic changes in American schools, and how schools would need to adapt to help a diversifying student population meet its potential.

February 10, 2016

OECD: U.S. Efforts Haven't Helped Low Performers on Global Math, Reading Tests

A new international comparison offers lessons in how other countries are reducing the number of low-performing students in math, reading, and science.

January 11, 2016

Three Myths Keeping Bright Kids in Poverty From Going to Top Colleges

Top academics isn't enough to get you into a top school if you are poor.

January 04, 2016

Achievement Gaps (and Solutions) Draw Research Attention

From Robert Putnam's troubling look at children in poverty to promising supports from City Year, to the effects of Google on learning, here are the research stories that caught your eye in 2015.

November 04, 2015

Teacher Biases Differ for Low- and High-Achieving Minority Students

Low-achieving students of color may be overrated by teachers, while top-performing minority students are given short shrift.

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