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March 26, 2015

What You Might Not Know About the Gender Gap in Reading

A new analysis peels back common wisdom about why boys may lag girls in reading achievement.

March 25, 2015

Classroom-Exchange Program Exposes Inequalities

What happens when students get an up-close glimpse of the vast resource disparities between different schools?

March 18, 2015

Urban Districts Outperformed By Charter Counterparts, Study Finds

The report also shows that most urban charter and district schools are serving equal numbers of English language learners as well as students in poverty and special education.

March 17, 2015

Leaders Tell of Supporting Families, Engaging Students, Inspiring Black Boys

In our special report, district-level leaders share their experiences engaging parents, meeting the needs of families, boosting student voice, and supporting student populations that are sometimes overlooked.

March 17, 2015

Affluent Schools See More School Funding in 23 States

Poverty makes it more difficult for children to succeed in school, and they come to school at a disadvantage.

March 04, 2015

Education Next Cover on Moynihan Report Anniversary Raises Hackles

The conservative-leaning education journal has created a stir with a cover featuring an African-American family with a mother, a baby, and a fading image of the father.

March 03, 2015

Hunger Is Common in Classrooms, Teachers Say in Survey

In a survey, a majority of teachers report students regularly come to school hungry, and they fear that hunger may have long-term effects on learning.

February 10, 2015

More Low-Income Children Eating School Breakfast, Report Says

The rate of low-income school lunch participants who also eat school breakfasts continued to climb, a report says.

January 27, 2015

More Homeless Children Would Qualify for Support Under Bill

Advocates for poor children have renewed efforts to expand the definition of homelessness used by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

January 26, 2015

Study Suggests Using Poverty as a Factor in Teacher Evaluation

Researchers suggest comparing "similarly circumstanced" schools in order to fairly evaluate teachers.

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