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October 08, 2014

Analysis: Wealthier N.Y.C. Boroughs Saw the Most New Preschool Seats

The quick expansion of preschool in New York City could worsen existing inequalities, according to a report from UC Berkeley.

October 08, 2014

Study: 'Pygmalion Effect' Links Teacher Expectations to Student Success

A study on the "Pygmalion Effect" shows that the higher a teacher's expectations of a student, the more likely they are to succeed in school.

October 07, 2014

Report Finds D.C.'s Neediest Students Use School Vouchers at Lower Rates

A report of the District of Columbia's Opportunity Scholarship Program found that disadvantaged students were less likely to use vouchers and some scholarships went unused.

September 23, 2014

Enrollment of Homeless Students Hits New Record in U.S. Schools

Of the more than 1.2 million homeless children enrolled in public schools in 2012-13, 75 percent were "doubled up," sharing homes with multiple families, data show.

September 18, 2014

To Diane Ravitch and Anthony Cody: Really?

Marc Tucker responds to Diane Ravitch and Anthony Cody and their critique of the report "Fixing Our National Accountability System."

August 29, 2014

Fla. School Board Candidate: Allow Some Parents With Criminal Pasts to Volunteer

Should parents who have committed nonsexual or nonviolent crimes be allowed to volunteer in schools? A Florida school board candidate proposes reviewing parents' cases individually.

August 29, 2014

A Weekly Round-Up, And Some Final Thoughts

Oh, seemingly intractable social inequalities: Fewer than 15% of undergrads at the top colleges come from the poorer half of American families. At specialized high schools in New York City, only 5-7% of attendees are students of color. Chronic absenteeism and poverty are correlated. And, I'm putting this blog to rest.

August 22, 2014

GAO Report: Federal Program for Homeless Students Needs Better Oversight

A Government Accountability Office report found that the federal program that ensures homeless students have access to the public education system is hampered by limited staff and resources, lack of coordination, and more.

August 12, 2014

Report: Ohio's Rural-Urban Child Health Gap Expanding

The report found that children in rural Ohio face more health issues than their urban peers due to poverty and a lack of resources.

August 07, 2014

Report Examines Matching Free-Meal Eligibility to Geographic Cost Differences

Would it be better to adjust eligibility for free and reduced-price meals to account for geographic differences in cost of living?

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