A new study of working- and middle-class students suggests their ability to seek academic help from adults can affect their performance and how teachers view them.
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December 07, 2011
November 07, 2011
The U.S. Census Bureau is releasing a new supplementary poverty measure that provides a more comprehensive picture of American families.
October 28, 2011
Racial categories make it easier for education researchers to compare students and probe achievement gaps, but they can also create inappropriate narratives about students' potential, argued Gloria Ladson-Billings in last night's 8th annual Brown lecture in education research.
October 18, 2011
Will 'interim' accountability testing lead to better classroom instruction? A new study suggests district implementation will be key.
September 22, 2011
A team of neuroscience and child development experts argue in a new Science article that there is "no empirical evidence" that segregating students by sex improves education.
September 21, 2011
Many immigrants come to the United States seeking a better life for their children, but a new report by the Harvard Educational Review finds those who come to the country illegally face worse social and academic development as they grow.
September 20, 2011
Harvard University economist Roland G. Fryer, Jr., known for his work in tracing the potential causes and educational results of the achievement gaps for minority students, has been named one of 22 new fellows of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
September 16, 2011
A new report argues for more foster-care services based on current research on adolescent development.
September 15, 2011
A new study points to a potential indicator to screen preschool-age students at risk of later math difficulty.
September 09, 2011
A worker's level of education has a greater effect on his or her earnings over the course of a 40-year career than any other demographic factor, including gender or race, according to a new study by the U.S. Census Bureau.