Education Minister Christopher Pyne has been committed to making public schools in Australia independent, saying the more control a principal has over a school the better that school performs. While more school autonomy has ...
Research by the Department of Education at Oxford University shows gaps in educational achievement at age 16 have decreased substantially over the last 25 years, particularly in the attainment of different ethnic groups.
Before the new school year begins, here's a pop quiz for parents of middle-school children: What do you do when your child brings home a bad report card?
If the thought of a math test makes you break out in a cold sweat, Mom or Dad may be partly to blame, according to new research from the University of Chicago.
Academies in some of the most socio-economically deprived areas of England are proving to be successful in raising academic achievement and aspirations among pupils, according to a new report.
As the national debate about how to improve teacher quality continues, new research led by the University of Michigan shows that teacher involvement in quality collaborations with colleagues can lead to improved teacher and ...
Many recent, large-scale and international studies confirm that there are things outside of a child's natural intelligence that affect their academic performance.
The achievement gap between white children and those of color in our nation's schools has profound repercussions for families and communities. But consider as well what it means to us collectively:
15-year-old boys are more likely than girls of the same age to be low achievers" said a recent OECD report. This is yet more evidence of a long term, worldwide trend of some boys falling behind at school.
Many years of research have shown that for students from lower-income families, standardized test scores and other measures of academic success tend to lag behind those of wealthier students.