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March 09, 2016

'Deeper Learning' Boosts Grad Rates, but Benefits Less for Students in Poverty

The latest in a series of studies finds students in schools that practice "deeper learning" approaches are more likely to graduate high school and enroll in four-year colleges.

February 12, 2016

AAAS Opens With Push for Teaching Team Science

Team-based science will require new skills of students that aren't always taught in typical U.S. science classes, say experts at the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting.

June 25, 2015

Classroom Lessons Help Stressed-Out Students Cope, Study Finds

A Massachusetts-based program has taken aim at curbing high stress levels among millennials and is having some early success, according to researchers.

June 22, 2015

Is Advanced Placement's Value in the Class or the Test?

A Utah study suggests the main benefit for Advanced Placement students comes for those who complete and pass the test.

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.

July 09, 2014

Want More Kids to Graduate? Report Suggests Starting with Mom and Dad

A new report suggests "dual generation" anti-poverty programs could boost the achievement and prosperity of parents and children alike.

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.

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.

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