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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October 17, 2013
October 15, 2013
High-poverty schools sent significantly fewer graduates to college in 2012 than higher-income schools, regardless of the schools' geographic location or racial makeup, according to a new study by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center.
August 30, 2013
High school dating violence can reduce young women's educational attainment longterm, a new study suggests.
June 14, 2013
A federal interagency initiative hopes to test new policies and programs to support disconnected youth.
June 06, 2013
Beyond Diplomas Count 2013, educators and policymakers can dig into more research and resources on dropout recovery.
June 03, 2013
The Institute of Education Sciences is considering how to fund highly rated research projects in the wake of federal budget cuts.
May 30, 2013
A new analysis suggests ways school districts could help parents and policymakers make more informed comparisons of schools.
April 10, 2013
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's move to base school funding on student needs has made some progress in providing more equitable support, a new study finds, but a complicated transition and overall budget cuts mean more than nine out of 10 schools still don't receive appropriate support based on the needs of their students.
October 12, 2012
Private school enrollment continues to drop, according to 2011 American Community Survey data released this week by the the U.S. Census Bureau. As of 2011, the Census found 4.1 million students attended private elementary and high schools, a drop from both 4.8 million in 2005, the last count, and ...
September 26, 2012
Teacher strikes like Chicago's could become a lot more common nationwide if policymakers and administrators do not begin to make system changes needed to cope with the unprecedented aging of the American workforce.