The federal 2011 "Condition of Education" report shows socioeconomic gaps widening in how smoothly students make the transition from high school to higher education.
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May 26, 2011
May 25, 2011
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
A long-awaited national study calls for a more comprehensive approach to identifying English-language learners when awarding federal grants.
November 09, 2010
A new crowdsourcing project hopes to design a better 5th-grade classroom.
October 28, 2010
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
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
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
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
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development has just released its Education at a Glance 2010.
September 03, 2010
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.