Progressive education techniques and innovative teacher training help the charters outperform NYC public schools
But individual absences caused by weather when schools don’t close have negative effects on achievement
For the first time since the passage of No Child Left Behind, state standards have risen; all states that show strong improvements have adopted Common Core
Young people raised in one-parent homes complete fewer years of schooling and are less likely to receive a B. A. degree
U.S. Students from Two-Parent Families Achieve a Grade Level Higher than Peers from Single-Parent Families
The United States has one of the highest percentages of single-parent families among developed countries
50 Years after the Moynihan Report, More than One-Quarter of Young Black Males Are Neither Employed nor Enrolled in School or Vocational Training
The incarceration rate for young black men without a high school diploma rose from 10 percent in 1980 to 37 percent by 2008
50 years after the Moynihan Report, the percentage of children in mother-only families has risen from around 25% to 50% among blacks, and around 7% to 19% among whites.
Culturally enriching field trips increase knowledge, tolerance, and the ability to read emotions of others
Substantial Opportunities for Improving Teacher Evaluations Lie in the Area of Classroom Observations
Researchers recommend adjusting classroom observation scores for student demographics, using observations conducted by trained external observers
Differences in school effectiveness have important consequences for students’ academic achievement.
2014 EdNext poll finds while the public, on average, gives 50% of teachers in their local schools an A or a B grade, 22% are given a D or an F
Study finds students are similar to those in other local schools and most patterns of attrition are no different
Does the U.S. Department of Justice and Department of Education’s “Dear Colleague Letter” miss the mark on civil-rights enforcement?
Program costly, but in low-income schools small learning gains observed
U.S. ranks 27th out of 34 OECD countries overall; 28th among students with at least one college-educated parent
But automatic admission causes drop in comparable private and out-of-state colleges
Two experts identify implementation challenges and offer different assessments of progress thus far.
Study finds promise of non-merit-based academic college scholarship significantly decreases school-wide suspensions in urban school district.
Measuring student performance correctly helps set the right expectations for students and teachers in both high-poverty and advantaged schools.
Public supports Common Core, and when given national ranking of local schools, Americans give those schools lower grades and express greater support for vouchers, charters, and teacher tenure reform
Will academic success and public support protect charters and small high schools under a de Blasio administration?
Average SAT performance of first-year teachers rose between 1993 and 2008
Contrary to allegations by the U.S. Department of Justice, the scholarship program improves racial integration in public schools in 34 districts under desegregation orders
Field Trips to Art Museums Improve Critical Thinking, Promote Historical Empathy, and Increase Tolerance
Though school field trips to culturally enriching institutions are in decline, study finds positive educational effects; students from rural regions and minorities benefit most.
Charter school growth in Boston is at a standstill, even though studies show strong academic results and the schools have popular support