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August 15, 2018

Strategy, Culture Keys to Closing Achievement Gaps in Diverse, Middle-Income Schools

More than half of black and Latino students attend high- or middle-income schools, and they tend to achieve better than their peers in high-poverty schools, but still below their white peers. School culture may help close the gap, a new report suggests.

July 17, 2018

Summer Learning Gaps Worsen in Higher Grades, Just Not the Way You Think

By the end of middle school, students may lose a third to half of what they learn during the year to the so-called "summer slide." But the real gaps may not come from where you think.

July 16, 2018

Ed. Dept. Launches National School Choice Research Center in New Orleans

Researchers who studied controversial school choice initiatives in the Big Easy have been tapped to launch a research center and massive database on school choice.

June 25, 2018

Higher Ed Researcher Matthew Soldner to Lead Evaluations at IES

Matthew Soldner will step in as commissioner of the National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance.

June 13, 2018

Why Do Some of the Nation's Wealthiest Districts Have the Worst Gender Gaps in Math and Reading?

Nationwide, boys score better than girls on math tests, and girls outperform boys in reading. But those gender gaps aren't universal; in fact, a new Stanford University study suggests the size and the direction of these gaps vary from one school district to another.

June 07, 2018

The Link Between Schooling and Vision Problems: New Evidence

With half of the world's adults expected to be nearsighted by 2050, a new genetic study links schooling to earlier vision problems.

May 24, 2018

Chicago School Closures Led to Achievement Declines, Uncertainty Among Students and Staff

A new report documents the impact from a 2013 round of school closings in Chicago that shuttered 49 schools.

May 22, 2018

How Children's Socioeconomic Differences Play Out Over Summer Break

A new report from the National Center for Education Statistics shows how access to summer activities differs for students based on their socioeconomic status.

May 14, 2018

Decades After Brown v. Board, Unequal Class Offerings Remain a Problem

A new study shows just how thin the course offerings can be at some schools serving mostly students of color in comparison to the curricula at nearby, white-majority schools.

April 29, 2018

Key Takeaways and Emerging Issues From the Feds' Massive Civil Rights Data Survey

Going forward, here are some of the issues researchers and education advocates will be exploring, as well as some of the problems cropping up in the recently released 2015-16 Civil Rights Data Collection.

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