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October 30, 2014

National Research Groups Call for Focus on Transition to Adulthood

A new national study finds young adults at the end of their K-12 academic careers face just as critical a developmental window as young children starting school.

April 07, 2014

Poverty-related Challenges Sap Instructional Time in High Schools

Preliminary results of a survey of California high school teachers suggest that poverty-related challenges lead students at low-income schools to receive half an hour less instructional time per day than their peers in higher-income schools.

March 14, 2014

Another Study Fuels Movement to Push Back High School Start Times

Research from the University of Minnesota suggests adolescents may perform better and experience fewer problems when school starts at 8:30 a.m. or later so students can get more sleep.

February 07, 2014

Study Weighs Academic Effects of Sports, Early Sex, Bullying on Teenagers

A new research review examines the academic impacts of a wide range of teenage behaviors, from television-watching to early sexual activity to playing sports, and finds that the effects are often mediated by a student's particular social milieu.

October 15, 2013

School Poverty—More Than Race—Affects Students' College-Going, Study Finds

High-poverty schools sent significantly fewer graduates to college in 2012 than higher-income schools, regardless of the schools' geographic location or racial makeup, according to a new study by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center.

August 26, 2013

Small Schools Give Graduation Boost in Big Apple, Study Says

Students in New York City's small high schools are more likely to graduate than other students, according to the latest in an ongoing longitudinal evaluation.

June 28, 2012

Study: State Help Comes Too Late for Students Facing Calif. Exit Exams

A San Diego study finds California's efforts to help students pass its high school exit exams come too late in students' academic careers.

May 16, 2012

Why Are There Errors in National Schools Data?

Problems with data used by a national high school ranking report highlights the importance of managing and checking education information.

December 13, 2011

Online Algebra I Class Can Boost Rural Students' Access, Skills

Online algebra classes can bridge the gap for rural students who are ready for advanced math but whose schools lack the resources for a formal class, according to the first federal longitudinal study of online algebra instruction.

September 29, 2011

Study Finds Successful Extended-Time Schools Strategize Learning

Schools that successfully extend learning time to improve student achievement change their practice in eight critical ways, according to a new study by the National Center on Time and Learning.

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