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Research Finds Charter Schools Nationwide More Cost-Effective, Produce Greater ROI

A first-ever report released July 22 by the University of Arkansas, which ties charter school funding to achievement, finds that public charter schools are more productive than traditional public schools in all 28 states included in analyses of cost-effectiveness and return on investment.

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Room for Improvement in Elementary School Children’s Lunches and Snacks from Home

Open a child’s lunch box and you’re likely to find that the lunches and snacks inside fall short of federal guidelines, report researchers from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University.

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Low-Income Students in High-Performing High Schools Less Likely to Engage in Risky Behaviors

Low-income minority adolescents who were admitted to public charter high schools in Los Angeles were significantly less likely to engage in risky health behaviors than their peers who were not admitted to those schools, and scored significantly better on standardized math and English tests.

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School Leaders Report Students Accept Healthier Lunches

Seventy percent of elementary school leaders nationwide reported that students generally like the healthier school lunches that rolled out in fall 2012, according to a first-of-its-kind national study whose lead author is now a research associate professor at Boise State University.

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Parents Dissatisfied a Year After Chicago School Closings

One year after Chicago Public Schools closed 50 schools, parents still prefer their children’s old schools, which the city treated as “portfolio liabilities” rather than as stabilizing institutions, according to a new report by an educational policy researcher at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Study Finds Unintended Consequences of Raising State Math and Science Graduation Requirements

Raising state-mandated math and science course graduation requirements (CGRs) may increase high school dropout rates without a meaningful effect on college enrollment or degree attainment, according to new research published in Educational Researcher (ER), a peer-reviewed journal of the American Educational Research Association.

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University Scholars Respond to Call to Limit the Liberal Arts

University chancellors, philosophers, historians, scientists and academic advisors offer their take to sound a warning and to encourage action in the liberal arts education debate.

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Bringing the Art Museum to the Classroom

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Students engage their creativity by exploring art and writing through an innovative partnership between Rutgers Zimmerli Art Museum and K-12 schools

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Decreasing Font Size Enhances Reading Comprehension Among Children Who Have Already Developed Proficient Reading Skills

A new study performed by Haifa University shows that decreasing the font size helps to improve reading comprehension among fifth graders who have mastered the technical skills of reading.

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Educator David Conley and EPIC Research Team Find IB Diploma Programme Students Better Prepared for University

New research conducted with IB alumni and graduates of other secondary programs attending the Honors College at University of Oregon demonstrate how their levels of college preparation varied and effected their performance at university.

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