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April 28, 2020

For Joan Baratz Snowden, Who Died This Month, Teachers Were Key to Equity

Joan Baratz Snowden, president of the Education Study Center and veteran education policy researcher, died April 27 at her home in Washington, D.C.

February 12, 2020

In Many Districts, a Child's Academic Trajectory Is Set by 3rd Grade

The likelihood that a low-performing 3rd-grader will grow to an academically solid 10th-grader, or graduate from high school at all, is tightly tied to where the child grows up.

January 09, 2020

Hindsight Improves the Picture for Obama-Era School Improvement Program

A decade after the Education Department launched its $7 billion school improvement grants and four years after Congress killed the program, the most comprehensive longitudinal study to date paints the much-maligned program in a potentially better light.

November 19, 2019

America's Literacy, Numeracy Problems Don't End in K-12, Global Test Shows

On the heels of a troubling "report card" on reading and math skills among U.S. students, a global test of adult skills suggests older generations may echo those problems.

September 26, 2019

KIPP Middle School Students More Likely to Enroll in College, Seek 4-Year Degrees

The Knowledge Is Power Program schools were created in 1994 to help more low-income and minority students get into college. A new study suggests the charter network's goal is being met.

August 23, 2019

U.S. Education Department Deploys Statistics Agency to Improve Civil Rights Data

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced a plan to improve the accuracy of federal education civil rights data.

May 15, 2019

Money Over Shakespeare: Study Shows How Childhood Socioeconomic Status Determines Wealth in Adulthood

Affluent children with low test scores have a 71 percent chance of becoming affluent adults, the study finds, while high-scoring poor children have just a 31 percent of chance of growing up to attain wealth.

May 14, 2019

Like Father, Like Son: Preschool Benefits Cross Generations, Says Landmark Study

More than 50 years after research began on the Perry Preschool program, the ongoing study finds that the benefits are crossing generations. Can preschool break the poverty cycle?

May 09, 2019

Title I Explained: 5 Things Educators Need to Understand About Federal Money for Students in Poverty

Nearly every district receives at least some money through the Title I program, the largest federal program to help educate low-income students. Yet few completely understand the complex formulas used to provide those funds from year to year.

April 16, 2019

The Splintering of Wealthy Areas From School Districts Is Speeding Up

The school funding group EdBuild finds neighborhood attempts to secede popping up in more school districts, with racial and economic isolation increasing in their wake.

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