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July 18, 2012

New Teacher Placement, Retention Can Exacerbate Achievement Gaps

Novice teachers disproportionately get assigned lower-performing students, and districts often do not work to retain the most effective newcomers, according to new analyses by Harvard University's Strategic Data Project.

July 10, 2012

New Grant to Spur Deafness Research

A $10 million federal grant will support a nerw center to study the education of deaf children.

June 28, 2012

Study: State Help Comes Too Late for Students Facing Calif. Exit Exams

A San Diego study finds California's efforts to help students pass its high school exit exams come too late in students' academic careers.

May 11, 2012

Study: Feminizing STEM Role Models Turns Off Girls

The push to promote more "feminine" role models for science, technology, engineering and math fields may backfire with middle school girls, according to a new study.

March 09, 2012

Study Finds 'Bubble Student' Triage a Gut Reaction to Rising Standards

A new University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill study finds rising state standards, mixed with federal accountability, does lead to educational triage—but the effect seems to be short-lived.

March 09, 2012

Tools of the Mind Shows Lackluster Results in Experimental Trials

New experimental studies find no benefits for Tools of the Mind preschool program.

December 19, 2011

UPDATE: Kindergarten Reading Program Effects Falter in 1st Grade

A federal follow-up study of a successful kindergarten reading intervention finds its benefits do not hold over time.

December 19, 2011

Study: More States Give High Schools Data on Students' College Progress

States are doing a better job of telling high schools how their graduates fare at college, according to a new report from the Data Quality Campaign.

December 12, 2011

Researchers Probe 'Myths' Around Math Gender Gap

Comparisons of recent international test data undermine the evidence for several of the hypothesized causes of the math achievement gap between boys and girls, according to a new analysis in the Notices of the American Mathematical Society.

December 09, 2011

Neuroscience Ed. Winner Finds Cognitive Training Helps Parents, Students

Helen Neville has won the 2011Transforming Education Through Neuroscience award for studies suggesting parent training can compound cognitive improvements for children receiving attention interventions.

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