The U.S. Census Bureau has released the most detailed information to date about how far Americans get in the education system.
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April 27, 2011
April 08, 2011
Students who aren't proficient in reading by grade 3 are four times less likely to graduate than proficient readers, and the gap is even more severe for students in poverty, according to a study to be released this morning at the American Educational Research Association conference.
January 03, 2011
Newly released studies suggest educational partnerships with physicians may help disadvantaged families prepare their children to start school.
December 29, 2010
Two of the nation's oldest programs for paving the way to college may have a bigger impact than previously thought.
November 24, 2010
High-achieving schools can exacerbate the social cost to high-achieving students of color, according to a new study.
October 13, 2010
The accountability focus on the achievement gap opens the door to nuanced research, but at the potential cost of separating students.
September 09, 2010
A new federal study suggests an extra reading class instead of a regular elective can boost reading comprehension for students who enter freshman year reading several grade levels behind.
May 28, 2010
The U.S. Department of Education's annual statistics compendium says racial and ethnic gaps in bachelor's-degree attainment have grown.
December 16, 2009
An education writer and a Harvard researcher offer some thoughts on measuring progress in closing achievement gaps.
July 20, 2009
By age 5, children who were exposed in utero to high levels of air pollutants scored an average of four to five points lower on IQ tests than children with less exposure, a new study says.