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June 30, 2015

Marva Collins, Famed Chicago Educator, Stressed Potential of Low-Income Students

Marva Collins, who died June 24 at age 78, founded a celebrated independent school known for fostering high achievement in children from disadvantaged neighborhoods in Chicago.

June 25, 2015

Children of the Recession Moving to Higher Education

The National Center for Education Statistics tracks how students who started high school in 2009 have fared in the years since.

June 24, 2015

How Do We Understand Poverty Without Relying on Federal Free-Meal Statistics?

A new federal guide offers school officials and researchers ways to structure new measures of students' socioeconomic status.

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.

June 01, 2015

Achievement Gaps on State Tests Remain Wide for Students with Disabilities

Students in special education perform 32 to 40 percentage points behind their peers, and those gaps have remained fairly steady for at least six school years, according to a recent analysis.

May 28, 2015

Condition of Education: Are There College 'Dropout Factories'?

Federal data highlights deep disparities in college attainment.

May 18, 2015

Study: Can Mobile Phone Bans Boost Test Scores?

All those teachers who collect mobile phones at the beginning of class may be onto something.

May 12, 2015

Graduation Rates on Track, But Gaps Persist

A new report by GradNation reveals that although gaps persist, the nation is on track to reach an on-time high school graduation rate of 90 percent by 2020. The graduation rate reached an all-time high of 81.4 percent in 2013, the latest year data is available.

April 30, 2015

Hispanic Students' Performance Seen as Bright Spot in NAEP

Experts weigh in on achievement growth among Hispanic students on 2014 NAEP tests in U.S. history, civics, and geography

April 29, 2015

Eighth Graders' Flatline on NAEP U.S. History, Civics, and Geography Tests

The latest results from "the Nation's Report Card" show no significant gains since 2010 in U.S. history, civics or geography among 8th graders.

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