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January 11, 2016

Three Myths Keeping Bright Kids in Poverty From Going to Top Colleges

Top academics isn't enough to get you into a top school if you are poor.

November 04, 2015

Teacher Biases Differ for Low- and High-Achieving Minority Students

Low-achieving students of color may be overrated by teachers, while top-performing minority students are given short shrift.

July 31, 2015

International Baccalaureate Saw Rapid Growth in High-Poverty Schools

More high-poverty schools are offering the advanced high school diploma, but poor students are still less likely to participate.

June 22, 2015

Is Advanced Placement's Value in the Class or the Test?

A Utah study suggests the main benefit for Advanced Placement students comes for those who complete and pass the test.

April 27, 2015

AERA: Illinois High School Expands Access to High-Level Academics

An initiative aimed at opening up honors classes to a wider range of students is beginning to show some signs of success, according to an evaluation presented at this month's AERA conference.

March 09, 2015

Robert Putnam: When Did Poor Kids Stop Being 'Our Kids'?

The biggest divide between poor and wealthy students is one of community connection, argues Harvard researcher Robert Putnam in a new book.

February 09, 2015

Voices and Research for and Against Differentiation

The debate over differentiating instruction just keeps going.

July 23, 2014

What's the 'Opportunity Cost' of Doubling Down on Math?

Studies of the effects of "double dose" classes rarely take into account students' lost opportunity for electives.

May 14, 2014

Regardless of Its Form, Tracking is Inequitable, PISA Analysis Finds

U.S.-style, subject-by-subject tracking is nearly as inequitable as old-fashioned vocational/academic streaming, an analysis of international high school math achievement finds.

March 21, 2014

Devil Is in the Details When It Comes to Tracking, Detracking

A research brief highlights pros and cons of tracking and detracking 9th grade algebra classes in Chicago schools but the results are difficult to interpret without first understanding the different levels of support provided to those affected by both types of reforms.

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