October 2016 Archives

ESSA calls for states to adopt another indicator for school accountability, in addition to students' academic achievement in math and language arts. Chronic absenteeism may be a good fit, finds a new policy analysis.

David B. Tyack, an influential education historian, died this morning at age 85.

It seems like common sense: Students who feel unsafe at school stay home.

The academic achievement level of middle school turns out to be a key predictor of which high schools students put at the tops of their choice lists, with students at low-performing middle schools less likely to aim for top high schools.

Adding figures of people to classic tests of spatial perception significantly closed gender gaps, a new study finds.

Graduation rates topped 83 percent in the 2014-15 school year.

A community-wide research project in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., hopes to find ways to counter implicit bias that may undermine school discipline reform.

A new study finds more evidence of disparities in corporal punishment for boys, students of color, and students with disabilities.

An estimated 30 percent of K-12 students are exposed to unhealthy levels of toxic polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, through common building materials found in schools, according to a pair of reports released Wednesday.

En the 1940s, the financial returns on education for mob-affiliated men was higher than it was for some other groups of men living in the same era, a study finds.

Keeping low-income, struggling schools up-to-date with textbooks can give a boost to reading and math performance.

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