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The latest in education research news:

  • Algebra Benefits All Students, Study Finds
    All students, regardless of their prior mathematical skills, benefit from taking algebra, a study by researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison concludes. Includes the chart, "It All Adds Up."
  • Mich. Charter Schools Scoring Lower
    Students in Michigan's regular public schools are generally outperforming their charter school peers on state achievement tests of basic academic subjects, according to a study released this month.
  • Student Jobs Hurt Math, Science Scores
    A new study suggests that even when students' socioeconomic status and previous educational achievement were taken into account, jobs still had a "significant negative effect" on coursework and achievement in math and science.

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Coverage of research is underwritten in part by a grant from the Spencer Foundation.

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