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December 13, 2019

In Math, Teachers' Unconscious Biases May Be More Subtle Than You Think

Racial and gender stereotypes may color teachers' perceptions of students' math abilities, even when they rate students' performance equally, finds a new study in the journal Educational Researcher.

September 24, 2019

Neighborhood Poverty Deepens in 10 States, and Children of Color Bear the Brunt

More than 1 in 4 black and Native American students live in deeply impoverished communities, finds a new analysis by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, adding stress to schools serving them.

July 12, 2019

Students Move Further Down School-to-Prison Pipeline With Every School Suspension

Being suspended from school can be a "turning point" for students, significantly increasing the odds that they will commit crimes as adults, according to a study in the journal Justice Quarterly.

June 18, 2019

National Academies: Measuring Equity Can Inform School Accountability

When education leaders look for "other indicators" of school quality, a national panel argues tracking equity could provide a clearer picture for school improvement.

June 10, 2019

How Does Summer Learning Really Affect Students' Academic Achievement?

A new analysis questions landmark studies on summer learning loss and its effects on school achievement gaps.

May 22, 2019

Persistent College-Going Gaps Probed in Latest 'Condition of Education' Report

Students from poor families are more likely than wealthier students to opt for a short-term degree, delay college, or leave without a diploma, federal statistics show.

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.

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.

April 10, 2019

Achievement Gap Between Rich and Poor Is Unchanged After 50 Years, Study Says

A study finds that the achievement gap between the most and least wealthy students barely budged and scholars met last week to hash out some reasons why.

March 22, 2019

How Economist Alan Krueger Renewed the Does-Money-Matter Debate in Schooling

Alan Krueger, a groundbreaking Princeton University economist, died earlier this week at age 58. While perhaps best known for his study of minimum wages, Krueger also provided critical empirical research on fundamental and often hotly-debated questions about class sizes, school choice, educational attainment, and resources in schools.

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