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April 16, 2019

The Splintering of Wealthy Areas From School Districts Is Speeding Up

The school funding group EdBuild finds neighborhood attempts to secede popping up in more school districts, with racial and economic isolation increasing in their wake.

April 10, 2019

Achievement Gap Between Rich and Poor Is Unchanged After 50 Years, Study Says

A study finds that the achievement gap between the most and least wealthy students barely budged and scholars met last week to hash out some reasons why.

March 22, 2019

How Economist Alan Krueger Renewed the Does-Money-Matter Debate in Schooling

Alan Krueger, a groundbreaking Princeton University economist, died earlier this week at age 58. While perhaps best known for his study of minimum wages, Krueger also provided critical empirical research on fundamental and often hotly-debated questions about class sizes, school choice, educational attainment, and resources in schools.

March 01, 2019

We've Never Found So Many Homeless Students Before. That's Bad and Good

A new report provides the clearest picture to date of how many homeless students are graduating in each state.

December 21, 2018

How Much Do Mom's and Dad's Educations Affect Students' College Trajectory?

Young people's educational trajectory has become less tied to how far their parents went in school, according to a new study, but students in the South have not seen as much progress in educational mobility.

October 26, 2018

There's a Downside to Attending an Academically Selective School, Study Says

A long-running study of 377,000 students suggests that students at socioeconomically advantaged high schools tend to complete more schooling and earn higher incomes years later than those who chose academically selective schools.

October 23, 2018

OECD: How Economics Still Shapes Students' Educational Paths

While overall educational attainment is rising globally, students' educational success is still largely a function of their economic status growing up, according to a report released Tuesday by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development.

October 04, 2018

Finding Out How to Stop Summer Learning Loss

Research presented at the International Mind, Brain, and Education Society suggests educators can learn more about how to target summer interventions by tracking students who keep pace over the summer.

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.

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