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April 15, 2014 - Education Week
 
April 15, 2014 - Education Week
 As children from minority populations gradually become the majority in the United States, the country must address unequal outcomes and opportunities between racial and ethnic groups to ensure a prosperous future, a report released this month says.
April 15, 2014 - Education Week
 Eighty-three percent of U.S. teenagers did not receive any sex education before they first had sex, according to a new federal report.
April 15, 2014 - Education Week
 Poverty-related challenges steal time from high school class periods, leading students at low-income schools to receive an average of half an hour less instruction per day than their peers in higher-income schools.
April 15, 2014 - Education Week
 Most schools meet the U.S. Department of Agriculture's drinking-water requirements, but students still aren't drinking enough water, a study concludes.
April 15, 2014 - Education Week
  Teachers hired during the Great Recession may be sticking around longer than those hired a few years before the downturn, according to new data.
April 15, 2014 - Education Week
  Mathematics anxiety can be explained, at least in part, by genetic factors, says a recent study published in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry.
April 15, 2014 - Education Week
  Ninety-nine startups in education have raised more than $500 million, a record in the past five years, according to TechCrunch, citing statistics from its database of technology companies, people, and investors.
April 15, 2014 - Education Week
  New Mexico's current education improvement agenda is harming the state's large population of English-language learners and low-income students, charges a lawsuit filed against the state by the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund.
April 15, 2014 - Education Week
  The cost of transporting charter school students to class in Ohio was, on average, about 44 percent higher than for students attending regular public schools, an investigation by the Akron Beacon Journal shows.
April 15, 2014 - Education Week
  High achieving students of color and from disadvantaged backgrounds, on average, graduate with lower grades, pass fewer Advanced Placement exams, and don't do as well on the ACT or SAT as their peers from wealthier and white families, according to research from the Education Trust.
April 15, 2014 - Education Week
  Members of the Indiana board of education say a new performance-evaluation system failed parents, students, and teachers when results released last week found only 2 percent of educators in need of improvement.
April 15, 2014 - Education Week
 
April 15, 2014 - Education Week
 
April 15, 2014 - Education Week
 
April 15, 2014 - Education Week
 
April 15, 2014 - Education Week
 
April 15, 2014 - Education Week
 
April 15, 2014 - Education Week
 
April 15, 2014 - Education Week
 

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