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March 24, 2016

Teacher Race Linked With Student Discipline Rates in Preliminary Study

Elementary school teachers are less likely to punish students of their own race by removing them from the classroom or the school, a preliminary study finds.

March 09, 2016

Girls Likelier to Major in Science Field if High School Had Women STEM Teachers

But girls of color don't seem to get as much of a nudge toward STEM careers as white girls, study finds.

February 11, 2016

School Segregation Boosts Juvenile Crime in At-Risk Neighborhoods, Research Finds

Concentrating high-risk students in the same school can increase the development of juvenile crime networks, a new study finds.

February 09, 2016

What the Silicon Valley Preschool Gap Says About Schools in Communities

High housing costs and confusion over subsidized care helps drive preschool enrollment gaps in Silicon Valley, a new study finds.

January 22, 2016

Gifted Black Students Have Less Chance of Being Recommended for Gifted Programs

Teachers are about as likely to recommend equally academically talented white and Hispanic students for gifted programs. For black students, it's another story.

January 11, 2016

Three Myths Keeping Bright Kids in Poverty From Going to Top Colleges

Top academics isn't enough to get you into a top school if you are poor.

January 04, 2016

Achievement Gaps (and Solutions) Draw Research Attention

From Robert Putnam's troubling look at children in poverty to promising supports from City Year, to the effects of Google on learning, here are the research stories that caught your eye in 2015.

December 23, 2015

'Racial Mismatch' May Affect Which Students Are in Class

Having a teacher of another race increases the risk that young boys of color will be suspended or chronically miss class, according to a new study.

November 04, 2015

Teacher Biases Differ for Low- and High-Achieving Minority Students

Low-achieving students of color may be overrated by teachers, while top-performing minority students are given short shrift.

August 09, 2015

Since Michael Brown, Police Shot and Killed 53 Teenagers. Who Were They?

Mischief, mental health issues and misunderstandings can be deadly for teenagers in encounters with the police.

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