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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.

April 14, 2018

New Research Suggests Practical Ways to Make School Discipline, Access Equitable

Researchers discuss how data can help schools break the school-to-prison pipeline and boost access to advanced courses at the American Educational Research Association conference.

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.

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