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Recessionary cuts in public education restored by 2015-16

That's important because recent studies find that higher school spending produces higher student achievement

Five years after Common Core, a mysterious spike in failure rate among NY high school students

Potential signs of long-lasting problems for low-achieving students

The problem with high-stakes testing and women in STEM

NYC high school entrance exam finds brightest girls do better in STEM classes than on standardized entrance exams

10 of the most important stories about education research in 2018

Insights into implicit bias in the classroom, declining numbers of students and educating immigrant students

The ‘dirty secret’ about educational innovation

A 2018 federal report found that only 18 percent of the innovations funded by the Education Department lifted student achievement

The debate over students with disabilities, suspensions and race

New research finds that disabilities might have nothing to do with why black students are suspended more than white students

Students in Julie Needham’s third-grade class work on individual lessons on laptops. (Photo by Jackie Mader)

3 lessons from data on how students are actually using educational apps and software at school

Teachers and students aren't using all the pricey software that school budgets buy, researchers say

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The number of public school students could fall by more than 8% in a decade

Declining U.S. births and immigration might lead to school closures but could also mean more pre-K spots

A high school teacher in New York helps a student during class. Due to its highly interpersonal nature, high school teaching ranks very low on the automation-risk scale.

Teachers of color have increased 162 percent over the past 30 years, but they are also more likely to quit

New data paints a picture of an increasingly unstable teaching force of rookies

Studious friends and roommates might lead to higher grades in college

Researchers quantify how good study habits spread among college students

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