Does using high-stakes tests to fire teachers improve student outcomes?

Study finds high teacher turnover is not always harmful to students

School spending per student drops for a third year in a row

Towns and cities spent more on schools during 2012-13, but federal poverty and special education funds dropped

Education spending gap widens between college haves and have-nots since recession

Spending per student increases at major private and public universities, but declines at community colleges

Bright black students taught by black teachers are more likely to get into gifted-and-talented classrooms

Researchers call for all students to be screened for gifted programs

Using computers widens the achievement gap in writing, a federal study finds

Low-performing fourth-graders do poorly in writing tests given by computer, but high-performing students do better

More college credit in high school may be a way to boost on-time four-year graduation rates

College Board research finds AP credits improve the probability of graduating on time

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Immigrant children in Europe seem to learn best when assimilated in schools, data show

Language immersion in a new host-country language leads to better outcomes, OECD says

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Online course data show that video lectures are not the best way to learn

Education myth: American students are over-tested

Among OECD nations, the U.S. administers fewer standardized tests and even fewer other assessments