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July 02, 2013

IES Builds New Research Partnerships, Testing Studies

The National Center on Education Research has awarded nearly $76 million in new grants, including several to build research partnerships with educators.

July 02, 2013

Students in Poverty Show Lower Planning Skills, Study Finds

Students in poverty may also be less able to plan and marshal the resources they have efficiently, making it harder for them to close achievement gaps with their wealthier peers, according to a study released this morning.

June 26, 2013

Early-College High Schools Provide Postsecondary Boost, Study Finds

A longitudinal study of the Gates Early College High Schools finds students who attended these schools were significantly more likely to graduate high school, and enroll in and complete college than those who did not.

June 17, 2013

Study: Homeless, Mobile Students Face Academic Risk Beyond Poverty

Homeless and highly mobile students have even greater academic challenges than children in deep poverty or with special needs, according to a new study.

June 14, 2013

Federal Pilot Would Give Funding Flexibility to Help Dropouts

A federal interagency initiative hopes to test new policies and programs to support disconnected youth.

June 06, 2013

Dropout Recovery: Further Research and Resources for Diplomas Count 2013

Beyond Diplomas Count 2013, educators and policymakers can dig into more research and resources on dropout recovery.

May 22, 2013

Study: Of NCLB Sanctions, Restructuring Spurred Most Improvement

While the No Child Left Behind Act's threat of sanctions for low-performing schools can goose test scores, substantial school improvement comes from the law's ultimate sanction, wholesale restructuring, according to a new analysis of the law's effects in North Carolina.

May 15, 2013

Studying How To Test What Matters in Preschool

Researchers at the University of Minnesota are studying how to measure executive function as a foundation for early-school-readiness.

April 29, 2013

AERA: Socially Savvy Students Get By With Help From Their Friends

New research presented Sunday at the American Educational Research Association meeting here suggests students' confidence in their own social skills and the emotional support in their classroom can change the way they ask for help.

April 19, 2013

Teachers, Professors Differ on What It Means to be 'College Ready'

High school teachers think their students are ready for college, but college professors disagree, in a new study by ACT, Inc.

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