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April 12, 2013

Black Men's College Success Depends on Grit, Not Just Grades, Study Finds

Talent and strong high school achievement can propel young black men to college, but a new study finds their grit— the determination and ability to handle setbacks—is nearly as critical to their success.

April 10, 2013

New York School Funding Experiment Hampered by Cuts, Study Finds

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's move to base school funding on student needs has made some progress in providing more equitable support, a new study finds, but a complicated transition and overall budget cuts mean more than nine out of 10 schools still don't receive appropriate support based on the needs of their students.

March 14, 2013

In Teaching Math, Iterative Approach Shows Promise

A new model of improvement research shows promise in improving math instruction.

January 07, 2013

Inoculations Boost High School Graduation Rates, Study Finds

Mandatory school immunizations can lead not just to better health, but greater likelihood of graduating high school, a new study shows.

October 08, 2012

Brain Scientists Seek Developmental Sweet Spot for Learning to Read

A longitudinal study find different growth rates in white matter, the brain's connective tissue, between good and poor readers.

October 01, 2012

Education Dept. OKs New Comprehensive Centers for Districts

The Education Department has awarded new contracts to the nation's comprehensive technical assistance centers.

September 18, 2012

Who Got Stimulus Dollars? High-Need Districts, High-Performing States

States with big budget gaps and high-performing students received more stimulus money, a new federal report shows, but high-need districts within them got the most help.

September 04, 2012

Education Research: The Other Black-White Gap

A University of Pennsylvania program is studying ways to increase the number of young black men embarking on education research careers.

August 28, 2012

Study: Bilingualism Can Ease Poverty's Effects

A new study suggests one reason foreign-born children may show academic advantages in the United States: Growing up multilingual may cushion children from the cognitive stress of poverty.

July 25, 2012

Annual Study Finds Child Education, Health Improving

Children's health and education are showing positive signs even in the midst of a dismal economic environment, according to the Annie E. Casey Foundation's annual ranking of child well-being, released this morning.

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