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Study Finds Relationship between Racial Discipline Disparities and Academic Achievement Gaps in U.S. Schools

WASHINGTON, D.C., October 16, 2019—An increase in either the discipline gap or the academic achievement gap between black and white students in the United States predicts a jump in the other, according to a new study published today in AERA Open,...
15-Oct-2019 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

School Spending Cuts Triggered by Great Recession Linked to Sizable Learning Losses for Students in Hardest Hit Areas

Substantial school spending cuts triggered by the Great Recession were associated with sizable losses in academic achievement for students living in counties most affected by the economic downturn, according to a new study published today in AERA...
23-Sep-2019 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Study: School District Secessions in the South Have Deepened Racial Segregation between School Systems

Since 2000, school district secessions in the South have increasingly sorted white and black students, and white and Hispanic students, into separate school systems, weakening the potential to improve school integration, according to a new study...
3-Sep-2019 11:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

School Segregation Worsens for Latino Children Compared with a Generation Ago

Latino children are likely to enter elementary schools this year with fewer white peers than a generation ago, judging by data reported in a new study published today in Educational Researcher, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Educational...
29-Jul-2019 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Study: Head Start Accountability Systems May Be Missing How Classroom Quality Varies Within Preschool Centers

The high-stakes accountability policies used to monitor the quality of Head Start preschool centers may miss important variation in classroom quality within centers, which could lead to incorrect representations of center quality and inaccurate...
16-Jul-2019 3:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Snapshot: Vanished Classmates: The Effects of Local Immigration Enforcement on School Enrollment

Partnerships between Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and local police departments designed to enforce immigration laws reduced the number of Hispanic students in U.S. public schools in adopting counties by 10 percent after two years.
2-Jul-2019 8:50 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Snapshot: Missed Exams and Lost Opportunities: Who Could Gain from Expanded College Admission Testing?

Universal college admission testing in the state of Virginia could increase the number of high school graduates with test scores competitive for admission at universities in the state by as much as 40 percent—and at the most selective...
25-Jun-2019 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

AERA Releases Selected 2019 Annual Meeting Research Papers

Following its 2019 Annual Meeting last month in Toronto, Canada, AERA is issuing brief overviews, or snapshots, of selected papers presented at the conference. AERA's "Study Snapshots" provide a high-level glimpse into new education research.
22-May-2019 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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