Even at high-performing, wealthy high schools, students who have fallen far behind academically in 4th and 8th grade have less than a one in three chance of being ready for college or a career by the end of high school, according to a new study by the national testing group ACT Inc.

Despite efforts to improve college- and career-readiness, students, educators and employers around the world still largely exist in "parallel worlds," never really aligning the skills students learn in class and the ones they need after graduation, according to a new study by the McKinsey Center for Government.

The department is seeking researchers to evaluate its new system of technical-assistance centers.

Researchers discuss the implications of the Common Core State Standards on literacy.

By the time a student's arrest record is wiped clean at 18, it may have already blown up her chances to graduate high school and enter a four-year college, a new study says.

Additional preparation and support can help young children participate in brain research.

Asthma alone doesn't lead to low test scores, according to a large-scale study in the United Kingdom. Rather, poverty and other risk factors complicate the academic challenges.

A new Census report shows nuanced portrait of the rise in child poverty.

New Education Department data shows teachers are more likely than others to hold multiple jobs.

A Yale study finds early intervention can change brain function as well as behavior and communication skills in toddlers with autism.

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