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December 12, 2011

Researchers Probe 'Myths' Around Math Gender Gap

Comparisons of recent international test data undermine the evidence for several of the hypothesized causes of the math achievement gap between boys and girls, according to a new analysis in the Notices of the American Mathematical Society.

September 13, 2011

U.S. Postsecondary Edge Shrinking Among G-20 Countries

The United States still leads the world in having a college-educated workforce, but it is the only country among the G-20 members whose incoming workers are less educated than those retiring, according to a study released this morning by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.

August 18, 2011

Tests Reveal Varied Facets of U.S. Students' Competitiveness

A new Harvard study of international and domestic tests shows different facets of American students' global competitiveness.

July 14, 2011

OECD: Holding Back, Expelling Students Weakens Ed. Systems

Countries in which schools frequently hold back or kick out students with low academic performance tend to have weaker, more expensive, and more socially inequitable education systems overall according to a new analysis by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.

June 17, 2011

International Study Finds Less U.S. Academic Resiliency

The United States ranks uncomfortably below the OECD average in the percentage of poor children who are resilient to their situation, raising questions about the promise of the American dream.

September 17, 2010

Better Education Attainment Saves Lives

Each additional year of schooling that a country's women attain cuts by nearly 10 percent the children who will die before age 5, according to a new study.

September 07, 2010

OECD Issues New Report on Educating the U.S. and the World

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development has just released its Education at a Glance 2010.

September 18, 2009

A Small World After All: Ed Researchers Form Global Group

Education research groups from 25 nations have announced plans to form the first World Education Research Association.

September 04, 2009

Statistics Czar Critiques International Exams

Former education statistics commissioner Mark Schneider warns states to think twice before signing up to participate on their own in international student assessments.

May 29, 2009

Around the World, Gender Gap Found To Be Growing

A new international analysis finds boys falling farther behind girls in reading, while the mathematics gender gap holds steady.

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