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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

Like Father, Like Son: Preschool Benefits Cross Generations, Says Landmark Study

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 Splintering of Wealthy Areas From School Districts Is Speeding Up

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

How Do You Get Academia to Value Education Research-Practitioner Partnerships? Make a Tenure Track

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

Achievement Gap Between Rich and Poor Is Unchanged After 50 Years, Study Says

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.

March 27, 2019

Genetics Lessons Can Spark Racism in Students. This Change Can Prevent It

A more nuanced approach to teaching genetics might do more than boost students' science know-how, new studies show; it could reduce racism.

March 27, 2019

Education Research Agency Looks to Leverage Big Data, Reduce Costs

The Institute of Education Sciences has proposed new research priorities.

March 26, 2019

Building a 'Culture of Evidence in Education': A Q&A With Larry Hedges

Yidan Prize winner Larry Hedges wants to make complex statistical analyses more transparent for educators and policymakers.

March 22, 2019

How Economist Alan Krueger Renewed the Does-Money-Matter Debate in Schooling

Alan Krueger, a groundbreaking Princeton University economist, died earlier this week at age 58. While perhaps best known for his study of minimum wages, Krueger also provided critical empirical research on fundamental and often hotly-debated questions about class sizes, school choice, educational attainment, and resources in schools.

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