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March 20, 2018

Want More Girls in Science Fields? Check the Images on Your Classroom Walls

Boys and girls are more likely to depict women as scientists today than 50 years ago, a new study finds. But as students progress through grades, their views of scientists mirror common stereotypes.

January 19, 2018

Where Is the Federal Civil Rights Data? Here's a Work-Around.

The federal Civil Rights Data Collection is a massive, often messy, trove of critical equity information from every public school in the country. This month it's also gotten harder to access.

December 13, 2017

These Three Mistakes Can Hamstring Improvement Even in Good Schools

A national school accreditor looks at what makes the difference when schools try to implement their improvement plans.

November 15, 2017

Are More Young People Homeless Than We Thought? Study Shares Startling Data

About 1 in 30 youths between ages 13 and 17 are homeless in a given year, according to the first in a series of reports by researchers at Chapin Hall, an independent policy research center at the University of Chicago.

November 09, 2017

Chicago Schools Lead Country in Academic Growth, Study Finds

Stanford University research shows Windy City schools show "striking" learning gains.

October 09, 2017

Are Educators Less Racist Than the Rest of Us?

Teachers are less likely than noneducators to believe the achievement gap between black and white students is caused by black students' "lack of motivation," but they may still think of Asian students as "model minorities."

July 06, 2017

How Accessible Is Gifted Education in Your State?

All schools will soon have to report advanced achievement for their students. But the percentage of schools that offer programs for advanced students varies a lot from state to state.

June 26, 2017

Voucher Studies in Louisiana, Indiana Show Problems in Early Years

In two separate evaluations of state voucher programs, students entering private schools had a rough academic transition.

May 11, 2017

HHS Ponders Eliminating Preschool Expulsion Data in National Survey

Research and child advocacy groups have signed onto a letter opposing the change.

March 27, 2017

School Closures: What Do They Mean for Students and Communities?

Only 8 percent of all schools closed were replaced with new schools that served the same grades, finds a new Urban Institute study.

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