A research review endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics contradicts common myths such as the erroneous idea that learning second languages confuses children, and the mistaken belief that immigrant parents should be encouraged to speak to their children in English.

A study has found that kindergarten teachers spend most of their time on basic literacy and math but that children learn more when taught more advanced material.

The William T. Grant Foundation has introduced a new initiative that could distribute up to $11 million per year to fund studies of youth inequality.

Economists found that two academically similar groups of 12th graders earned similar incomes even though one group had passed their high school exit exams and the other group had failed to earn diplomas after missing the exam cutoff rate by a hair.

R. Holly Yettick will be stepping in as primary writer for Inside School Research while Sarah D. Sparks is on maternity leave.

A new research review examines the academic impacts of a wide range of teenage behaviors, from television-watching to early sexual activity to playing sports, and finds that the effects are often mediated by a student's particular social milieu.

A new report finds that K-12 school funding flatlined between 2010 and 2011 (the most recent year for which nationwide data is available) but decreased as a percentage of state GDP.

The Census Bureau has overhauled a major longitudinal survey tracking families' economic health over time.

The advisory board for the Institute of Education Sciences is considering ways to help the research agency cope with budget cuts.

The days when kindergarten focused on playing and finger painting may be waning, according to a new University of Virginia study, as early-learning classrooms devote significantly more attention to preparing students to read.

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