Expanding Dual Language ProgramsSince 2003, there has been a 700% growth of dual language, bilingual and associated programs in the US Department of Education database.
Changing The Evaluation Of Student LearningResearchers at the National Assessment of Educational Progress are testing varying questions in interviews with American students to learn more about their non cognitive learning.
High School For Students With DisabilitiesWhile our on-time graduation rate has risen to an historic high of 80%, for those with impairments there is a 62% completion rate, with those from low income families less likely to make it.
Baltimore Community Schools Are Success StoryA network of forty-five community schools in Baltimore garnering national attention for its successes in helping low-income students.
Lawmakers Consider Naturalization Test As Requirement For High School GraduationLawmakers in more than a dozen states are considering making the passage of the US naturalization test a high school graduation requirement.
Poor Kids Need More Support All AroundIn his new book, Robert Putnam writes, if it takes a village to raise a child...villages rich and poor have shirked their collective responsibility for our poorest kids.
Schools Extending Compulsory Education RequirementsIn an effort to increase academic standing internationally, many school districts have decided to extend the upper and lower limits of their compulsory education requirements.
Fewer Applicants For High School Equivalency Test
High School Students Applying To More CollegesFor 10 of the past 15 years, 70% of US colleges reported year-to-year increases in applications.
Proof That College Is Worth The ExpenseWith much discussion today questioning "is college worth it?", a report in <em>Education Week</em> presents useful data.
Fathers' Depression Effects Toddlers' BehaviorA new study finds the young children of fathers who were depressed in their first year were more likely to show negative behaviors.
Study Of Urban Charter Schools Holds PromiseA new study finds that, in 41 major regions, charter schools are outperforming their district counterparts in reading and math.
More Talkative Dads Benefit Children's LiteracyResearch indicates that more talkative dads are a benefit to their children - beyond just language heard from mothers.
Study Finds Newly Hired Teachers Are SmarterA new study found improvements in combined math and language scores on the SATs for newly certified and newly hired teachers.
Low-Income Kids Widely Absent From Pre-KCities are spending millions of dollars on early education for their neediest children; but in many places, those kids are not showing up.