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December 07, 2011

Study: Middle-Class Students Are Better at Asking for Academic Help

A new study of working- and middle-class students suggests their ability to seek academic help from adults can affect their performance and how teachers view them.

November 07, 2011

New Census Measure Finds Fed Programs Lower Child Poverty

The U.S. Census Bureau is releasing a new supplementary poverty measure that provides a more comprehensive picture of American families.

October 28, 2011

Ladson-Billings: 'Intricately Linked' Race Issues Affect Research

Racial categories make it easier for education researchers to compare students and probe achievement gaps, but they can also create inappropriate narratives about students' potential, argued Gloria Ladson-Billings in last night's 8th annual Brown lecture in education research.

October 18, 2011

Will Interim Testing Be More Useful for Accountability, Instruction?

Will 'interim' accountability testing lead to better classroom instruction? A new study suggests district implementation will be key.

September 22, 2011

Researchers Blast 'Pseudoscience' of Single-Sex Education

A team of neuroscience and child development experts argue in a new Science article that there is "no empirical evidence" that segregating students by sex improves education.

September 21, 2011

Study: Children of Unauthorized Immigrants Face Education, Social Problems

Many immigrants come to the United States seeking a better life for their children, but a new report by the Harvard Educational Review finds those who come to the country illegally face worse social and academic development as they grow.

September 20, 2011

Education Economist Among MacArthur 'Genius' Grantees

Harvard University economist Roland G. Fryer, Jr., known for his work in tracing the potential causes and educational results of the achievement gaps for minority students, has been named one of 22 new fellows of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

September 16, 2011

Report Calls for Research-Based Foster Care Transitions

A new report argues for more foster-care services based on current research on adolescent development.

September 15, 2011

Study Points to Potential Preschool Screening for Math Abilities

A new study points to a potential indicator to screen preschool-age students at risk of later math difficulty.

September 09, 2011

Census: Education Has Greater Effect on Earnings than Race, Gender

A worker's level of education has a greater effect on his or her earnings over the course of a 40-year career than any other demographic factor, including gender or race, according to a new study by the U.S. Census Bureau.

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