American 12th graders didn't do so well back in 1995, but they'll get another shot next spring to prove their mastery of advanced physics and math.
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July 24, 2014
July 23, 2014
Studies of the effects of "double dose" classes rarely take into account students' lost opportunity for electives.
July 16, 2014
A report critiquing high school exit exams continues a series of recent studies looking at the unintended consequences of boosting graduation requirements.
July 11, 2014
The U.S. Department of Education has launched a $3 million randomized control trial to gauge the effectiveness of Khan Academy, the now-ubiquitous online-learning site that popularized the "flipped classroom" model.
July 10, 2014
The U.S. Department of Education's research agency will help 15 new education entrepreneurs conduct research and development for interventions in science, language and other areas.
July 09, 2014
A majority of U.S. 15-year-olds can recognize a bill for services, but they struggle to understand most financial concepts, finds the first test of financial literacy in the Program of International Student Assessment.
June 27, 2014
A new research review finds potential benefits for students working with peers in tough classes.
June 26, 2014
'Fun' math activities may hinder first graders struggling in math, study suggests.
June 17, 2014
Researchers worry the Senate spending bill for the National Science Foundation could include restrictions on social sciences.
June 01, 2014
Findings of three new studies suggest that some students may benefit from STEM-focused schools, but that, overall, they're not necessarily more effective.