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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.

January 27, 2015

States' Efforts to Close Achievement Gap Examined in New Report

A recent report from the Education Commission of the States takes a look at how four states are innovatively or effectively tackling the various achievement gaps among students.

January 23, 2015

Uninterrupted Learning For All

Summer learning programs offer year-round benefits for teachers and students.

December 30, 2014

Billions Lost Making Up for Summer Learning Loss, Say Business Leaders

The United States wastes $21 billion dollars a year making up for summer learning loss, according to an analysis of scores of studies by ReadyNation, a nonprofit working to strengthen the workforce by pushing policymakers to fund expanded learning programs.

December 04, 2014

Census: Young Americans More Educated, Not Necessarily Better Off Than Parents

Education, employment, and other life experiences for young adults have changed since 1980, but in very different ways in different parts of the country, new Census data show.

November 12, 2014

Kindergartners Benefit From Tools of the Mind, Study Finds

A new study takes a second look at the Tools of the Mind early-childhood curriculum, finding benefits for older students.

October 03, 2014

Third-Year Scores From Common-Core Tests Released by Kentucky

Kentucky has released scores from last year's reading and math assessments aligned to the Common Core State Standards. Scores largely increased, but significant achievement gaps remain.

October 02, 2014

Online Reading Worries Seen in 2010 Study: #TBT

A 2010 survey by Scholastic offered hints into the worries about online and digital reading now being raised by researchers.

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