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July 27, 2015

One Way Recessions Actually Help Districts: Great Teachers Seeking Jobs

The hiring pool improved for schools when the recession squeezed teachers, study finds.

March 09, 2015

Robert Putnam: When Did Poor Kids Stop Being 'Our Kids'?

The biggest divide between poor and wealthy students is one of community connection, argues Harvard researcher Robert Putnam in a new book.

October 23, 2014

What Do Teacher Pensions and Marshmallows for Kids Have in Common?

How are teacher pension decisions and toddler marshmallow-eating habits alike? Both may depend on trust.

September 29, 2014

Census Tidbits: More High School Sophomores, Fewer College Freshmen

U.S. Census data shows nearly 1 million fewer high school graduates enrolled in college in 2013 than in 2011.

May 08, 2014

Study Says Echoes of Single Moms' Job Losses Can Linger in Children's Lives

When a single mother loses her job, her children may suffer long-term educational and psychological consequences, a new study suggests.

February 10, 2014

Study Finds Years in School Matter More Than High School Diploma

Economists found that two academically similar groups of 12th graders earned similar incomes even though one group had passed their high school exit exams and the other group had failed to earn diplomas after missing the exam cutoff rate by a hair.

February 06, 2014

Census Overhauls Poverty and Well-Being Study

The Census Bureau has overhauled a major longitudinal survey tracking families' economic health over time.

January 10, 2014

Nearly Half of H.S. Sophomores in 2002 Had No College Credential 10 Years Later

New federal data show nearly half of people who were 10th graders in 2002 have not earned any college degree or certification a decade later.

December 06, 2013

It's Not How Many Kids You Have, But How Well You Teach Them, Study Finds

Americans of every state and stripe are having fewer children, et a new international study suggests the trend may only improve the U.S. economy if the country also better educates the children we do have.

October 17, 2013

Study Finds 'No Place to Get Away' From Deep Poverty in South, West Schools

Nearly half of all American public school students now live in poverty, and state supports have not kept pace with significant and rapidly rising majorities of poor students in their classrooms.

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