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Educational Achievement

Brilliant Errors

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 10.27.2016 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

Alexander Roslin, Carl von Linné 1707-1778, 1775. Nationalmuseum, Stockholm. On a recent visit to Sweden, my wife Nancy and I went to the lovely un...

What We Can Learn From Educational Reform in China

Andreas Schleicher | Posted 02.18.2013 | Education
Andreas Schleicher

Surely, no one would contend that educational results in Shanghai are representative of China as a whole, but the results do show what China can achieve if the conditions are right.

New Study Links Parent Engagement to School Success

Meryl Ain, Ed.D. | Posted 12.13.2012 | Education
Meryl Ain, Ed.D.

Teachers, administrators, and family engagement advocates have long been making this point. When parents are engaged in their children's education, kids get the message that they think school is important and that they value education.

12 Things You Need To Know About The Economy And Education

Posted 09.27.2012 | Education

A paper for The Hamilton Project analyzes the associations between education and various outcomes, highlighting a dozen economic facts on the state of...

Genes May Play Role In Educational Achievement, Study Finds

The Huffington Post | Gregory Kristof | Posted 07.05.2012 | Education

Whether a student graduates high school or achieves a college degree could depend partly on genetic factors beyond their control, according to a natio...

How Will Personal-Feedback Loops Affect the Hispanic Population?

Daniel Cubias | Posted 10.20.2011 | Latino Voices
Daniel Cubias

Could a personal-feedback loop help recent immigrants learn English more quickly? Might the idea be applied to concepts like voter registration or proper prenatal care, both of which are issues within the Latino population?