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
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,
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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