Magnet Schools Struggle to Be Diverse, Says Study - Education Week

While magnet schools do boost diversity, non-neighborhood students are not flocking to them, say researchers who studied 21 nonselective magnets. Read More

Student Cellphones - Education Week

All those teachers who collect mobile phones at the beginning of class may be onto something: A new study of English secondary students suggests student test scores rose in middle school classes that banned phones. Read More

N.J. Gifted School Serves Mostly Poor, Minority Students - Education Week

At the Paterson Academy for the Gifted and Talented, teachers say students’ diverse backgrounds deepen learning for everyone. Read More

High School Completion - Education Week

The on-time high school graduation rate in the United States reached a record high of 81.4 percent in 2013 and is on track to reach 90 percent by 2020, according to a new report. Read More

Selective High Schools Struggle to Diversify Enrollments - Education Week

Leaders of elite public high schools are banding together to find ways to enroll more students from low-income families and underrepresented minority groups. Read More

Poorest Students Often Miss Out on Gifted Classes - Education Week

A combination of factors keeps academically talented low-income students from getting the advanced instruction they need to reach their full potential. Read More

Should 3rd Grade Be the Pivot Point for Early Reading? - Education Week

New research calls into question the widespread practice of retaining students in 3rd grade based on their reading proficiency. Read More

Changes Forecast for Federal College-Aid Form - Education Week

Concerns that too many qualified students are missing out on financial assistance have prompted calls to make the FAFSA process easier and more accessible. Read More

Social and Emotional Learning - Education Week

Some types of perfectionism in students can help them in academic settings but can lead to burnout in their later careers, says a study. Read More

Absenteeism - Education Week

A pattern of absences as early as kindergarten can throw students off track academically and form patterns that challenge later success, two organizations say. Read More

Teacher-Equity Plans Approved for 16 States - Education Week

Questions loom on enforcement as 16 states get the federal nod on their plans to make sure all students have to high-quality teachers. Read More

One Year Later, Ferguson Schools Poised for Change - Education Week

A year after a police shooting set off racially charged riots in Ferguson, Mo., the school system and its new superintendent are looking to correct educational disparities and "give kids a voice" in determining their future. Read More

KIPP Students Found to Have Edge in Academics But Not Attitude - Education Week

A final evaluation of KIPP finds that its schools continue to have a positive impact on student achievement, even as the network expands. Read More

Ferguson Commission Urges K-12 Changes to Combat Inequities - Education Week

The panel called for focusing on "whole-child" issues and overhauling the way the state handles unaccredited school districts. Read More

Rural Education - Education Week

Some academic outcomes for students living in "Middle Appalachia" have improved over the past 20 years, yet challenges unique to the region remain, according to a new report. Read More

Despite Facebook Pledge, Newark Schools Struggle - Education Week

The number of students in charters has more than doubled since 2010, but the exodus of students and the funding that comes with them has hurt. Read More

Schools Help Widen Academic Gaps, Studies Find - Education Week

Two studies find that achievement gaps within schools account for more of the overall academic disparities among students of different races or economic backgrounds than do gaps between schools. Read More

Less Leverage Awaits Official to Step In as Ed. Dept. Head - Education Week

John B. King Jr., who has been filling the duties of deputy federal education secretary, shares policy priorities with those of outgoing Secretary Arne Duncan. Read More

Student Mobility - Education Week

Changing schools often in the earliest grades puts students at a significant risk of poor math performance and critical-thinking skills in upper elementary school, according to a new study. Read More

Studies Probe How Schools Widen Achievement Gaps - Education Week

Two studies find that achievement gaps within schools account for more of the overall academic disparities among students of different races or economic backgrounds than do gaps between schools. Read More

Data Point to Gaps Among STEM Graduates - Education Week

Students from low-income, high-minority urban schools are less likely than their counterparts in other schools to graduate from college with a STEM degree. Read More

Two Proposals, Two Ways to Dole Out Title I Money - Education Week

The House and Senate bills to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act offer different takes on how to distribute federal aid for poor students. Read More

Signs Point to Rise in High School Graduation Rates - Education Week

The U.S. Department of Education is encouraged by preliminary state-by-state data showing that graduation rates for the 2013-14 school year were up from the year before. Read More

Young Adolescents - Education Week

Community groups and sports not connected to school can help students stay more connected academically during a critical transition period, a study of low-income students in New York City suggests. Read More

Few States Require Rigorous Courses for Graduation - Education Week

High school graduation rates in the United States have hit historic highs, with the most recent numbers from the U.S. Department of Education showing that more than 80 percent of students from the class of 2013 graduated on time. Read More

Schools Seek to Diversify Gifted, Honors Classes - Education Week

Gifted and honors classes are often wealthy and white, but some districts are tumbling the barriers that keep out low-income students and students of color. Read More

Drop in U.S. Math, Reading Scores Prompts Blame Game - Education Week

A variety of culprits are being cited as the cause of a sudden drop in NAEP scores, but experts recommend caution. Read More

Cybercharter Students Fall Far Behind on Academic Measures, New Study Says - Education Week

The first national study of online charter schools found that the schools generate dramatically weaker academic growth than their brick-and-mortar counterparts. Read More

Study: RTI Practice Falls Short of Promise - Education Week

Response to intervention failed to improve the reading skills of students identified for initial interventions in a 13-state study. Read More


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