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By the end of 2nd grade and into 3rd, children who enrolled in Tennessee's publicly funded program were lagging behind their peers who didn't attend preschool.
October 6, 2015 - 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.
October 6, 2015 - Education Week
The Walton Family Foundation is backing research on how to better measure noncognitive skills.
September 29, 2015 - Education Week
A number of new PD initiatives aim to help teachers elicit more complex responses and interpretations from students.
September 28, 2015 - Education Week
Carol Dweck, who parsed the difference between a "fixed" and a "growth" mindset, clarifies her theories of intelligence.
September 22, 2015 - Education Week
School districts need to make changes to their online credit-recovery programs to focus greater attention on content mastery and evidence of learning gains.
September 22, 2015 - Education Week
Transportation costs and family schedules are among the factors that make changing school start times tough for educators.
September 22, 2015 - Education Week
The Institute of Education Sciences—the U.S. Department of Education's primary research arm—"took a hit" in House and Senate appropriations bills.
September 22, 2015 - Education Week
The Implicit Association Test uses a person's reaction times to measure how closely two concepts are linked in a person's mind. Interested in finding out how you would score on one? Try this short online test adapted for Education Week readers.
September 15, 2015 - Education Week
It can be tough to draw a clear line between the K-12 policies a governor pushed while in office and improvements in student achievement, researchers say.
September 8, 2015 - Education Week

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