The variation in conclusions from three studies released this week can likely be attributed to methodology ... and politics.
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January 30, 2015
January 27, 2015
The school system's early-childhood office requested research on preschool attendance, and found many of its most needy children are missing a substantial part of the school year.
January 26, 2015
Researchers suggest comparing "similarly circumstanced" schools in order to fairly evaluate teachers.
January 26, 2015
Intended for students who could not master grade-level content in one school year, these tests are on their way out, but they leave several lessons in their wake, says a recent analysis.
January 23, 2015
Preschool programs focused on treating children who have suffered from trauma continue to spring up across the country with the aim of preparing the most fragile young learners for kindergarten and beyond.
January 22, 2015
Low-performing schools that implemented an arts integration program over two years showed improved attendance, fewer suspensions, and substantial gains in academic achievement, according to a new report.
January 20, 2015
A recent Gallup poll shows that just 30 percent of teachers are "actively engaged" at work, and that their less-engaged colleagues account for 2.3 million missed workdays every year.
January 15, 2015
Nearly 90 percent of arts education is funded by the government, according to a series of new reports from the National Endowment for the Arts.
January 13, 2015
A new study raises question about whether schools should be doing more to teach noncognitive traits.
January 08, 2015
A new study by the Washington State Institute for Public Policy showed clear test score gains in late elementary school for children who attended the state preschool program there.