Research and child advocacy groups have signed onto a letter opposing the change.
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May 11, 2017
March 27, 2017
Only 8 percent of all schools closed were replaced with new schools that served the same grades, finds a new Urban Institute study.
March 07, 2017
New federal data show differences in Native American students' performance at public and tribal schools.
December 14, 2016
Growth in the number and needs of America's roughly homeless students is leaving the federal support for them spread thin.
December 06, 2016
U.S. teenagers have flatlined in international assessments of science and reading, and declined in math.
November 30, 2016
Gender gaps are closing worldwide, but the devil is in the details for the United States.
October 25, 2016
The academic achievement level of middle school turns out to be a key predictor of which high schools students put at the tops of their choice lists, with students at low-performing middle schools less likely to aim for top high schools.
October 21, 2016
Adding figures of people to classic tests of spatial perception significantly closed gender gaps, a new study finds.
October 13, 2016
A community-wide research project in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., hopes to find ways to counter implicit bias that may undermine school discipline reform.
October 05, 2016
A new study finds more evidence of disparities in corporal punishment for boys, students of color, and students with disabilities.