An interesting addition to the debate over how many young people need a college degree of some type. In short, like it not, college has become the new high school. Lumina is an advocate on this issue....


There's always a new and interesting way of describing the college gender gap, and Mark Perry found one....


More research showing the problems that arise if students aren't readers by third grade. (I'm still looking for gender breakouts on this report.)...


Research from Mathematica -- an organization known to turn out reliable numbers -- contradicts a Western Michigan University study released last month which found the charter schools were losing black males at a high rate. From the Education Week story: "Our data is showing that KIPP loses black males overall at a lower rate than the local district schools," said Christina Clark Tuttle, a senior researcher for Mathematica....


University of San Diego law professor Gail Heriot, as a member of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, persuaded the commission to undertake an investigation of college admissions bias favoring men. And she fought to keep the investigation alive when investigators argued to abandon the probe, saying they were dealing with apples and oranges data. Heriot agreed to an online interview with me: 1. The admissions bias at private colleges seems obvious to me from the data. Plus, many admissions directors openly discuss it. Is there any question as to whether it actually happens? Several schools, including a few ...


This Sunday Times Magazine piece about South Bronx middle school principal Ramon Gonzalez is a must-read. What stands out to me are the KIPP-like teaching techniques....


College enrollment data for 2010 high school graduates: 74 percent of females, 62.8 percent of men....


Interesting analysis in the New York Times about the role played by the federal disability program. I think he's right....


Why is this so hard to comprehend? Education inequalities are not measured by how many boys vs. girls sign up for lacrosse. They are measured in outcomes, as in, who is ready for post-secondary education. Look at the numbers. Title IX results, measured by sports participation, are hopelessly irrelevant....


Commission member Gail Heriot from the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights fell short in her bid today to revive the investigation into college admissions bias against women. The official reason: the data received from colleges was apples and oranges. I've asked to interview Heriot for the blog. I'll get back when I hear more....


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