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November 12, 2019

Study: Black Gentrifiers May Be More Likely to Send Children to Neighborhood Schools

A new study of gentrification's effects on neighborhood schools finds differing impacts based on the race and ethnicity of the new families moving in.

September 23, 2019

New Data Tool Rates 'Educational Opportunity' Offered in Nation's Schools, Districts

Stanford University released an interactive web tool that allows users to look up school and district performance in comparison to nationwide benchmarks.

July 10, 2018

Principals Say Coaching, Not Compliance, Is What They Need From Central Office

A new Vanderbilt University study on the Wallace Foundation's $24 million Principal Supervisor Initiative in six urban districts found bright spots as well as continuing challenges.

June 21, 2017

Schools Become Whiter and Wealthier in Communities That Secede From Districts

Since 2000, 47 communities have splintered away from their school districts to form new ones, according to a new report from EdBuild. And in some states, its surprisingly easy to form a new school district.

May 10, 2016

Black, Latino, Native American Boys Face Barriers From Birth, Report Argues

A new Urban Institute report makes the case that boys and young men of color face factors from birth onward that place them at "risk for underperformance in school and life."

March 01, 2016

More Communities Explore Partnerships to Improve Education: Report

A new report from Teachers College, Columbia University suggests that more communities are paying attention to cross-sector partnerships in their education improvement efforts.

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.

December 11, 2014

Chicago School District Slowly Improves College-Going and Graduation Rates

New research shows that 14 percent of freshmen in the city school system are expected to earn a four-year degree by the age of 25, up from 8 percent in 2006.

August 13, 2014

Districts' Budgets Swell to Accommodate a Surge in Non-Teaching Staff

A new report from the Fordham Institute shows that between 1970 and 2010 non-teaching staff—a category that includes teacher aides, counselors, school psychologists, transportation workers, and nurses—grew by 130 percent, with teacher aides leading the pack.

July 24, 2014

Principal Survey Offers Snapshot of Mobility, Retention Among School Leaders

A federal report looks at mobility and retention among principals in the nation's public and private schools.

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