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May 26, 2011

'Condition of Education' Looks at College Transition

The federal 2011 "Condition of Education" report shows socioeconomic gaps widening in how smoothly students make the transition from high school to higher education.

May 25, 2011

Census Bureau: Schools Spending $10,499 Per Pupil

New Census Bureau data show that on average American public schools spent $10,499 per student in 2009, up 2.3 percent from 2008.

January 10, 2011

Study Calls for Better Identification of ELLs for Federal Funding

A long-awaited national study calls for a more comprehensive approach to identifying English-language learners when awarding federal grants.

November 09, 2010

Crowdsourcing the Next Classroom?

A new crowdsourcing project hopes to design a better 5th-grade classroom.

October 28, 2010

Scholars Call for More Nuanced Graduation Measures

As states and districts prepare to report new common longitudinal graduation rates this year, national graduation rate researchers argue educators should go beyond the basic data.

October 08, 2010

Study Questions Cost of Florida Class-Size Initiative

A new study of the Florida class-size reduction initiative suggests it has not significantly raised student achievement nor appreciably reduced the actual number of students.

October 01, 2010

What Does 'Career-Ready' Mean, Anyway?

The Departments of Education and Labor are trying to flesh out what it means to be "college and career ready" in 750 different jobs. A new proposed employment-education matrix will lay out the typical education degrees, work experience, state licensing or certification and on-the-job training needed to be considered competent (and thus employable) in different jobs.

September 17, 2010

Better Education Attainment Saves Lives

Each additional year of schooling that a country's women attain cuts by nearly 10 percent the children who will die before age 5, according to a new study.

September 07, 2010

OECD Issues New Report on Educating the U.S. and the World

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development has just released its Education at a Glance 2010.

September 03, 2010

NCES Switches Out Adult Education Study

The National Center on Education Statistics has tabled its primary study of adult literacy in favor of a smaller, more targeted international assessment intended to gauge Americans' skills in a technologically advanced workplace.

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