Students from poor families are more likely than wealthier students to opt for a short-term degree, delay college, or leave without a diploma, federal statistics show.
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Money Over Shakespeare: Study Shows How Childhood Socioeconomic Status Determines Wealth in Adulthood
Affluent children with low test scores have a 71 percent chance of becoming affluent adults, the study finds, while high-scoring poor children have just a 31 percent of chance of growing up to attain wealth.
May 07, 2019
Why do grades seem to matter more than test scores in predicting which students complete college? A new study suggests one explanation.
October 23, 2018
While overall educational attainment is rising globally, students' educational success is still largely a function of their economic status growing up, according to a report released Tuesday by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development.
July 27, 2018
Indiana's efforts to give students more control over their academic transcripts may prove a boon for researchers and school reformers, too.
July 01, 2018
Mark Schneider, the new director of the Institute of Education Sciences, is pushing for new directions in the Education Department's research agency: more research on higher education and long-term achievement, and more practical results for educators.
May 02, 2018
Education economist Bridget Terry Long, a former chairwoman of the National Board for Education Science, has been named dean of Harvard University's graduate school of education.
April 02, 2018
A new study suggests that students who have lower-achieving classmates in college than they had in high school show more symptoms of depression.
March 30, 2018
A new study comes as more high schools nationwide experiment with an array of school schedules, from late starts to four-day weeks and alternating block classes.
May 05, 2017
What does it mean to be an adult? New federal data show today's young people focus on educational, not social milestones.