A decade after the Education Department launched its $7 billion school improvement grants and four years after Congress killed the program, the most comprehensive longitudinal study to date paints the much-maligned program in a potentially better light.
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On the heels of a troubling "report card" on reading and math skills among U.S. students, a global test of adult skills suggests older generations may echo those problems.
September 26, 2019
The Knowledge Is Power Program schools were created in 1994 to help more low-income and minority students get into college. A new study suggests the charter network's goal is being met.
August 23, 2019
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced a plan to improve the accuracy of federal education civil rights data.
May 15, 2019
Money Over Shakespeare: Study Shows How Childhood Socioeconomic Status Determines Wealth in Adulthood
Affluent children with low test scores have a 71 percent chance of becoming affluent adults, the study finds, while high-scoring poor children have just a 31 percent of chance of growing up to attain wealth.
May 14, 2019
More than 50 years after research began on the Perry Preschool program, the ongoing study finds that the benefits are crossing generations. Can preschool break the poverty cycle?
May 09, 2019
Title I Explained: 5 Things Educators Need to Understand About Federal Money for Students in Poverty
Nearly every district receives at least some money through the Title I program, the largest federal program to help educate low-income students. Yet few completely understand the complex formulas used to provide those funds from year to year.
April 16, 2019
The school funding group EdBuild finds neighborhood attempts to secede popping up in more school districts, with racial and economic isolation increasing in their wake.
April 15, 2019
Two major education philanthropies are supporting the first professor position to study and train researchers to develop lasting partnerships with school districts.
April 10, 2019
A study finds that the achievement gap between the most and least wealthy students barely budged and scholars met last week to hash out some reasons why.