Research

9/11/2013

9/11/2013

A teacher's quest to discourage his students from mindlessly reciting information.

9/10/2013

9/10/2013

A long era of corruption-fueled dysfunction in Mexico may slowly be drawing to a close. The Mexican legislature last week summoned a special kind of courage to defy one of the most powerful vestiges of old-style machine politics: the national teachers unions.

7/3/2013

7/3/2013

The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) last week released The CoSN Horizon Report: 2013 K-12 Edition Toolkit at ISTE 2013 in San Antonio,
TX.

7/3/2013

Almost all Americans under age 30 are online, and they are more likely than older patrons to use libraries’ computer and internet connections; however, they are also still closely bound to print, as three-quarters (75 percent) of younger Americans say they have read at least one book in print in the past year, compared with 64 percent of adults ages 30 and older.

6/19/2013

6/19/2013

A slight majority of high schools in the mid-Hudson Valley experienced an increase in graduation rates in 2012 and nearly all surpassed the state average, according to new state Education Department data.

6/12/2013

6/12/2013

A new scholarly report by the Boston-based Pioneer Institute raises the specter of the serious study of U.S. history being left in the dustbin of modern, revisionist American history.

6/10/2013

6/10/2013

Independent research in recent months has documented that the nation's wealthiest philanthropic foundations are steering funding away from public school systems, attended by 90 percent of American students, and toward "challengers" to public education, especially charter schools.

4/3/2013

4/3/2013

Portland Public Schools continues to discipline African American, American Indian and Latino students at higher rates than their white and Asian peers, according to data presented to the school board on Monday.

3/20/2013

3/20/2013

School district administrators from across the country are participating in the Software and Information Industry Association’s 6th annual Vision K20 Survey. Administrators participating in the survey can benchmark progress toward 21st century education goals.

3/6/2013

3/6/2013

In his State of the Union address, President Obama called for making preschool available to every 4-year-old in America, opening a welcome discussion on whether and how to make the investments needed to realize this vision.

2/27/2013

2/27/2013

This April marks the 30th anniversary of the controversial Reagan-era report “A Nation at Risk”—and little has changed since.

2/13/2013

2/13/2013

Hundreds of schools in the nation's largest cities are sitting empty as education officials struggle to sell these potentially valuable properties that are a drain on school district finances, according to a study released Monday.

2/13/2013

Charter schools authorized by Grand Valley State University have the best academic track record; while schools authorized by Detroit Public Schools have the worst, according to a report being discussed by the State Board of Education.

1/2/2013

1/2/2013

Looks like Tiger Mom had it half-right: Motivation to work hard and good study techniques, not IQ, lead to better math skills, a new study shows.

11/12/2012

11/12/2012

West Virginia schools are better equipped to handle disasters like Hurricane Sandy than many other states, according to a national report.

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