School Start Times Found to Affect Student Achievement

North Carolina study suggests a one-hour later start time in middle school would reduce achievement gaps

Researchers Report Findings Showing Lasting Impacts of Effective Teachers

Teachers who raise test scores have long-term effects on students’ college enrollment and earnings as adults

Low Family Income Not a Major Reason For Poor Student Achievement

Although income and achievement are correlated, the Broader, Bolder Approach to school reform errs in ignoring other, more important factors

Although income and achievement are correlated, the Broader, Bolder Approach to school reform errs in ignoring other, more important factors

Policy Obstacles Stall, But Do Not Stop, Progress of Charter Schools in South Carolina

Lessons from past 15 years show difficult political and financial path charter schools face

Milwaukee School Voucher Program has more Students with Disabilities than Previously Reported

Study shows that 7 to 14 percent of voucher students have disabilities, as compared to 2 percent estimate by Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Students who attend middle schools at risk of dropping out of high school

As compared to students in K-8 elementary schools, middle school students also score lower on achievement tests. Losses amount to as much as 3.5 to 7 months of learning

The Battle Over Common Core Math Standards: Will A Larger Federal Role Help or Hinder Curriculum Improvement?

Standards raise the bar in many, but not all, states, and still do not reach the highest international level

School Choice Program Found to Reduce Crime and its Related Social Cost Among High-Risk Youth

High-risk middle- and high-school students who transfer to their preferred school are less likely to be arrested and spend less time incarcerated, pointing to impact of school choice

Experts Envision New Federal Role Advancing Equity and Choice in Education

NCLB reauthorization offers possibility for federal redirection, if it focuses on providing parents more accurate information and greater choice rather than requiring top-down compliance

Achievement Gains under No Child Left Behind Test-Based Accountability Projected To Yield Large, Long-Term Economic Returns

Fact-checking analysis of recent National Research Council report shows that seemingly modest gains are significant

Obama Administration’s Conditional Waivers from No Child Left Behind Provisions Spark New Legal, Policy, and Constitutional Debate

Are waivers that require states to accept “principles” necessary or do they constitute rewriting law?

Practical Research for Teachers is in Short Supply

Need for Research on Effective Choices That Work in the Classroom

Advocacy Groups Empower Parents to Act as Catalysts for School Reform

A growing number of nonprofit organizations bypass PTAs to force change in public education

Study Finds Gifted and Talented Programs in Middle-Schools Have Little Impact on Math and Reading Achievement

However, science scores improve from attending a gifted and talented magnet program

Shortchanging Extracurriculars Might be Penny-Wise and Pound-Foolish

Student involvement in sports, arts, and civic activities linked to higher academic achievement and persistence

Study Shows That Wealthy Suburban School Districts Are Only Mediocre by International Standards

Sixty-eight percent of all U.S. districts have average math achievement below the 50th percentile when compared to achievement in 25 developed nations

U.S. Proficiency in Math and Reading Lags Behind That of Most Industrialized Nations, Endangering Long Term Economic Growth

Harvard Study shows large variation in each state’s international standing in math and reading achievement

Performance Learning Centers Give At-Risk Students New Chances to Succeed

Combining online learning and teacher coaching, PLCs enable students to learn at their own pace and earn their diplomas

Public and Teachers Increasingly Divided on Key Education Issues

National Survey shows increased support for vouchers, but public’s views on merit pay, charters, and other policies have not changed, though teacher opposition to reforms intensifies

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Republican Governors Running on Strong Education Records as Candidates for President

Romney and Pawlenty earn high marks for student achievement, Perry can spotlight Hispanic performance

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Chicago Study Shows Principals Focus on Retaining Highly Effective Teachers in Dismissal Decisions – if Policies Permit

Reform improves student achievement by providing principals with the tools to manage the quality of personnel in their classrooms

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Success is in the Details at High-Performing Charter Management Organizations

A “no excuses” approach to teaching and learning and tight management make the difference

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Seniority Rules Lead Districts to Increase Teacher Layoffs and Undermine Teaching Quality

“Last in, first out” reduction-in-force policies give greater weight to teacher longevity than effectiveness

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Through Dual Enrollment, High School Students Get an Early Start on College and Careers

Students have the chance to accelerate and gain workforce skills, but roadblocks to dual enrollment remain

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Study Finds Rigorous Classroom Observations Can Identify Effective Teachers

Cincinnati’s teacher evaluation system pinpoints link between teaching practices and student achievement

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