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July 30, 2020

How Do You Get Low-Income Students to Apply for Federal College Aid? Make It a Law

A Louisiana law requiring students to complete an application for federal financial aid in order to graduate high school almost entirely closed the gap in college aid applications between students at low- and high-poverty schools.

July 15, 2020

School Reopening Plans Could Worsen Inequities. That's Why This Panel Prioritizes Some In-Person Classes

School leaders who gloss over equity issues when planning to reopen schools this fall risk exacerbating losses caused by this spring's coronavirus closures and worsening the pandemic's effect in hard-hit communities.

June 30, 2020

U.S. History and Civics a No-Go Next Year for Nation's Report Card

The National Assessment Governing Board has voted to skip the next administration of the National Assessment of Educational Progress in 2021 because of potential logistics and financial problems caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

June 08, 2020

Schools Were Crowded Before COVID-19. After, Educators Say It Will Be Worse

They may be social distancing, but teachers, principals, and superintendents worry their schools will be seriously cramped for space come fall, according to the EdWeek Research Center's sixth coronavirus-focused survey.

April 28, 2020

For Joan Baratz Snowden, Who Died This Month, Teachers Were Key to Equity

Joan Baratz Snowden, president of the Education Study Center and veteran education policy researcher, died April 27 at her home in Washington, D.C.

February 12, 2020

In Many Districts, a Child's Academic Trajectory Is Set by 3rd Grade

The likelihood that a low-performing 3rd-grader will grow to an academically solid 10th-grader, or graduate from high school at all, is tightly tied to where the child grows up.

January 09, 2020

Hindsight Improves the Picture for Obama-Era School Improvement Program

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.

November 19, 2019

America's Literacy, Numeracy Problems Don't End in K-12, Global Test Shows

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

KIPP Middle School Students More Likely to Enroll in College, Seek 4-Year Degrees

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. Education Department Deploys Statistics Agency to Improve Civil Rights Data

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced a plan to improve the accuracy of federal education civil rights data.

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