Report: Fewer school suspensions, lots of absences

New government numbers offer a mixed snapshot of progress for the nation's schoolchildren—with worrisome figures on how many students miss school, stubborn disparities on discipline, but encouraging strides in cutting the ...

Minorities underrepresented in US special education classrooms

Although minority children are frequently reported to be overrepresented in special education classrooms, a team of researchers suggests that minority children are less likely than otherwise similar white children to receive ...

Exploring media use among young Hispanic children

Hispanic children read for more than an hour a day, an average of 14 minutes more per day than non-Hispanic white children, according to a new study released today (Dec. 11) by Northwestern University and the National Center ...

Study: growing up in bad neighborhoods has a devastating impact

Growing up in a poor neighborhood significantly reduces the chances that a child will graduate from high school, according to a study published in the October issue of the American Sociological Review. And, the longer a child ...

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