Report Roundup

October 28, 2014 - Education Week
 The majority of states are funding schools below the levels reached a half-dozen years ago, before the Great Recession caused significant budget cuts, according to a report by a Washington think tank.
October 28, 2014 - Education Week
 A new report on educational attainment and achievement among 15- to 24-year-olds in the South argues that the region needs to build a new "infrastructure of opportunity" that includes stronger middle schools, a new "meld" of high schools and community colleges, and enhanced prekindergarten programs.
October 28, 2014 - Education Week
 A burst of interest in after-school programs over the past decade has far surpassed their growth, shutting out millions of families that need a safe place to send their children while parents are at work, concludes a new survey.
October 28, 2014 - Education Week
 Opportunity Nation, a coalition of 300 community organizations, has released its latest Opportunity Index, a Web-based tool that allows users to see their community's performance on 16 different indicators.
October 28, 2014 - Education Week
 Digital learning games have officially gone mainstream, with nearly three-quarters of K-8 teachers saying they use them for classroom instruction, according to a new national survey.
October 28, 2014 - Education Week
  Students who attended a live theater performance showed better knowledge of vocabulary words, more tolerance, and an improved ability to read others' emotions when compared with students who did not attend, says a recent study.
October 28, 2014 - Education Week
  A new study finds that middle and high school students from higher socioeconomic backgrounds are more likely than students in poverty to "selectively use stimulants only during the academic year."
October 21, 2014 - Education Week
  Local K-12 education foundations with $2 million or more in annual revenues topped a performance ranking of these nonprofit organizations that support individual school districts.
October 21, 2014 - Education Week
  Opportunities to learn STEM subjects are lacking at rural schools in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio, according to a new report.
October 21, 2014 - Education Week
  Consolidating large school districts in Texas would increase costs and cause student performance to fall, according to a study by researchers from Texas A&M and Utah State universities.
October 21, 2014 - Education Week
  How many graduates from a particular high school go on to college depends largely on the school's poverty level and whether it is public or private, while location is not as much of a factor, new research reveals.
October 21, 2014 - Education Week
  New York City's small high schools raise graduation rates and boost college enrollment—at a lower cost per graduate—than the city's larger high schools, according to findings from an ongoing longitudinal study.
October 14, 2014 - Education Week
  Want to find a better teacher for English-language learners? A new report suggests schools might start by looking for teachers who add the most value for any student, rather than limiting the search to those with specialized training to work with ELLs.
October 14, 2014 - Education Week
  Some California colleges are seeing a decline in American Indian enrollment, and those students continue to lag behind their peers in academic achievement, according to a recent report.
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