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September 18, 2012

Who Got Stimulus Dollars? High-Need Districts, High-Performing States

States with big budget gaps and high-performing students received more stimulus money, a new federal report shows, but high-need districts within them got the most help.

August 15, 2012

School Reunions, Social Networking Help Researchers Track Students

Social networking and new technologies have helped revive a 50-year-old national education study.

May 24, 2012

Report Shows Civic Disparities by Education, Income Levels

A new report reveals sharp disparities in civic participation based on educational attainment, family income, and age.

December 20, 2011

NCES: Young Adults Extending Education, Delaying Work

American young adults are extending their education and putting off some major adult milestones, such as entering the workforce and marrying, compared to decades past, according to a new demographic report by the National Center for Education Statistics.

November 07, 2011

New Census Measure Finds Fed Programs Lower Child Poverty

The U.S. Census Bureau is releasing a new supplementary poverty measure that provides a more comprehensive picture of American families.

September 21, 2011

Study: Children of Unauthorized Immigrants Face Education, Social Problems

Many immigrants come to the United States seeking a better life for their children, but a new report by the Harvard Educational Review finds those who come to the country illegally face worse social and academic development as they grow.

September 20, 2011

Education Economist Among MacArthur 'Genius' Grantees

Harvard University economist Roland G. Fryer, Jr., known for his work in tracing the potential causes and educational results of the achievement gaps for minority students, has been named one of 22 new fellows of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

September 09, 2011

Census: Education Has Greater Effect on Earnings than Race, Gender

A worker's level of education has a greater effect on his or her earnings over the course of a 40-year career than any other demographic factor, including gender or race, according to a new study by the U.S. Census Bureau.

August 29, 2011

Education Expert Nominated as Top White House Economist

President Obama today nominated Princeton University labor economist and frequent education researcher Alan B. Krueger to be chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors.

June 13, 2011

Education Business Competition Looks at Data Use

The third annual national Education Business Plan Competition, held here last week by the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education and the Milken Family Foundation, offered some interesting insights into how the next generation of education entrepreneurs are thinking about research and data in education.

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