Rising standards and accountability initiatives have spotlighted weak ELL programs
U.S. students from both affluent and low-income homes underperform their peers in other countries
Test-based accountability has beneficial long-term effects on the graduation rates and future earnings of disadvantaged Texas students attending schools at risk of failing, new study finds
But disadvantaged students at schools seeking recognition for high performance suffer education and income losses.
Education mandate will create paperwork, not improve minority education
Support for Common Core State Standards slips, but opponents are still in the minority; a majority opposes requirements to balance discipline rates across race; only a minority backs union fees for non-union teachers; support for charter schools and tax credits to fund private school scholarships dips, but a majority still favors them
Families have many options as 93 percent of public school students attend charter schools
Students with disabilities more likely to remain in charters than in district schools
Winners enact new initiatives, strengthen standards and expand charters
Participating in international testing motivates both educators and students
Increased Per-Pupil Spending Yields Improved Educational Attainment and Higher Future Wages for Students from Low-Income Families
How money is spent matters; school districts use unexpected increases more productively than they use other resources
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