Jill Barshay

disproportionality in special education

New studies challenge the claim that black students are sent to special ed too much

Two quantitative studies find that black students are under-identified for disabilities at school

Evidence increases for reading on paper instead of screens

Most studies point to better reading comprehension from printed material, researcher says

A study of Latino students reveals two sides of the segregation debate

Latino students are more isolated but also more evenly spread through schools, researchers say

student loans

The new low-income big borrower of student loans

New breed of borrowers avoids default but gets into student debt trouble

Students at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. The school has made steady progress in increasing diversity on campus. Enrollment of underrepresented minorities has climbed from 12 percent in 2002 to roughly 27 percent this year.

Texas 10% policy didn’t expand number of high schools feeding students to top universities

Affirmative action workaround isn't working, researchers find

conservative students

Calculating faculty bias against conservative students

Ideology has only a tiny relationship to college grades, researchers say

working in college

The paradox of working while in college

Work interferes with studies but boosts adult earnings, researchers say

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educational technology

Research shows lower test scores for fourth graders who use tablets in schools

Reboot Foundation questions the use of technology in education

school integration

A scholar revives the argument for racial integration in schools

A conversation with Berkeley's Rucker Johnson about unintended consequences, charter schools and the data debate

achievement gap in education

Inside the Reardon-Hanushek clash over 50 years of achievement gaps

Stanford scholars disagree about academic gaps between rich and poor students

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