The first report from the RAND Corporation's experimental evaluation of summer programs suggests urban students benefited in mathematics, but not reading or social skills.
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October 31, 2014
Should the Census ask Americans about their college major?
September 24, 2014
A new study found that black women and men are less likely to think of STEM fields as more masculine, and black women are more interested in pursuing STEM majors.
August 21, 2014
Brain activity moves from the center of executive function to a region associated with memory as children become math proficient, finds a new study.
July 24, 2014
American 12th graders didn't do so well back in 1995, but they'll get another shot next spring to prove their mastery of advanced physics and math.
July 23, 2014
Studies of the effects of "double dose" classes rarely take into account students' lost opportunity for electives.
July 16, 2014
A report critiquing high school exit exams continues a series of recent studies looking at the unintended consequences of boosting graduation requirements.
July 11, 2014
The U.S. Department of Education has launched a $3 million randomized control trial to gauge the effectiveness of Khan Academy, the now-ubiquitous online-learning site that popularized the "flipped classroom" model.
July 10, 2014
The U.S. Department of Education's research agency will help 15 new education entrepreneurs conduct research and development for interventions in science, language and other areas.
July 09, 2014
A majority of U.S. 15-year-olds can recognize a bill for services, but they struggle to understand most financial concepts, finds the first test of financial literacy in the Program of International Student Assessment.