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October 03, 2016

Textbook Costs Hurt Student Achievement, Study Finds

Keeping low-income, struggling schools up-to-date with textbooks can give a boost to reading and math performance.

July 20, 2016

Income Segregation in Schools Found to Rise by 40 Percent Since 1990

Segregation among students in public schools based on race has been a persistent and growing concern and, now, statistics show that income segregation may be growing as well.

January 27, 2016

School Districts Buffer Student Spending From Budget Cuts, Fed Data Show

Many districts still face the crunch of lower federal and state funding, finds new data from the National Center for Education Statistics.

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.

July 09, 2014

Want More Kids to Graduate? Report Suggests Starting with Mom and Dad

A new report suggests "dual generation" anti-poverty programs could boost the achievement and prosperity of parents and children alike.

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.

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