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A classroom with only a few desks in Richton, Mississippi.

Despite popularity with parents and teachers, review of research finds small benefits to small classes

Researchers in Denmark sorted through 127 studies, many conducted in the United States

Research evidence on bullying prevention at odds with what schools are doing

Punishing the bullies doesn't really help, researchers say. But what does work?

Documenting Maine’s failure to implement proficiency-based education

Focus on graduation requirements and grades distracted from teaching reforms, researchers say

Putting an ed tech darling in context

New research study finds more modest benefits to a Mooresville, N.C., laptop program that was once lauded as a national model

GED and other high school equivalency degrees drop by more than 40% nationwide since 2012

Decline linked to 2014 change in exam and adult ed budget cuts, researcher says

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Popular “free college” programs yield mixed results

Researchers say tuition breaks from nearly 300 new scholarships don't always help the neediest students

The measured achievement gap between the students in this Revere High School English as a Second Language class and their English-speaking peers is likely to balloon with the introduction of the PARCC exam. From left, clockwise, are Mateo López and Nataly Gómez, both from Colombia; Amanda Moreira, from Brazil; and Maria Hernández, from Honduras.

Working in a group might be the best way to help kids meet individual goals, study says

Researchers also say that they found collaboration led to higher grades for black students


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Early evidence of a ‘Trump effect’ on bullying in schools

Preliminary study results show that a community's preference for Trump is associated with higher rates of teasing and bullying in Virginia middle schools

College students predicted to fall by more than 15% after the year 2025

But high demand likely to persist for top 100 elite institutions

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A study finds promise in project-based learning for young low-income children

Social studies and reading scores were higher in a test of a popular education trend