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April 27, 2011

Census: More Adults Earn a Diploma, More Women Earn a Degree

The U.S. Census Bureau has released the most detailed information to date about how far Americans get in the education system.

April 08, 2011

Study: Third Grade Reading Predicts Later High School Graduation

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

Study: Doctor Visits Give Opportunity for School Readiness Check-up

Newly released studies suggest educational partnerships with physicians may help disadvantaged families prepare their children to start school.

December 29, 2010

Study: TRIO Programs May Ease College Racial Gaps, But Parent Support Still Needed

Two of the nation's oldest programs for paving the way to college may have a bigger impact than previously thought.

November 24, 2010

School Demographics Can Add to Social Cost of Achievement

High-achieving schools can exacerbate the social cost to high-achieving students of color, according to a new study.

October 13, 2010

A Spotlight on the Achievement Gap

The accountability focus on the achievement gap opens the door to nuanced research, but at the potential cost of separating students.

September 09, 2010

Extra Reading Class Boosts Pupil Skills, but Not Permanently

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

More Bad News From the 'Condition of Education'

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

Some Thoughts on Measuring Achievement Gaps

An education writer and a Harvard researcher offer some thoughts on measuring progress in closing achievement gaps.

July 20, 2009

Smog Linked in New Study to Lower IQ Scores

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.

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