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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 18, 2015

Charters Outpacing District Schools in Many Urban Areas, Study Finds

Most urban charter schools are not "pushing out" students with special needs to improve scores, finds a new Stanford University study.

March 18, 2015

NSF Fellow Pairs Art, Astronomy to Hook Girls on Science

Exoplanet researcher Aomawa Shields searches for the right "atmospheres" to nurture life, and to encourage girls to pursue science careers themselves.

March 18, 2015

Michigan Nonprofit Succeeding in Narrowing Achievement Gap

Educators in Ann Arbor, Michigan are striving to close the achievement gap between black and white students, and poor and middle class students. However, the school district needs some help -- and Community Action Network has stepped up to the plate.

March 17, 2015

High School Graduation Gaps Shrinking—But Slowly

New data from the U.S. Department of Education show the graduation rate for black students is 70.7 percent and 75.2 percent for Latinos, while the overall rate is 81.4 percent

March 09, 2015

Robert Putnam: When Did Poor Kids Stop Being 'Our Kids'?

The biggest divide between poor and wealthy students is one of community connection, argues Harvard researcher Robert Putnam in a new book.

March 05, 2015

Teaching the Habits of Democratic Citizenship

Developing the best habits of citizenship in a democracy is the central task of K-12 schooling—if we still honor democracy.

February 09, 2015

Is Leaving Home for Boarding School Better for At-Risk Students? Yes and No.

Study suggests high-achieving, low-income students get a boost from boarding school but others, not so much.

February 06, 2015

Narrowing the Achievement Gap Would Add $10 Trillion to GDP by 2050

One study after another has shown a wide educational achievement gap between the poorest and wealthiest children in the United States. This prompted researchers at the Washington Center for Equitable Growth, a group focused on narrowing inequality, to study and conclude that if America could improve education performance for the average student, everyone would benefit.

February 03, 2015

Role-Model Program Offers Boys of Color Support, Study Says

The Oakland, Calif., school district's effort to boost the grades and graduation rates of black male students offers a model for school districts around the country, the first independent analysis of the program concludes.

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