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The Progress of Education Reform 2007: Same-Sex Schooling PDF - This issue of The Progress of Education Reform digests the research on same-sex schooling. The review finds that the research on same-sex vs. coed schooling is copious, but remains far from conclusive. Included in this issue:

  • What the research says about same-sex schooling
  • Details about the revised Title IX regulations
  • Links to other resources.
(Suzanne Weiss, Education Commission of the States, January 2007)...

The Rise of Residential Segregation by Income - Residential segregation by income increased over the past 30 years across the United States and in 27 of 30 largest metropolitan areas. Related to the rise in income inequality, these increases contributed to the shrinkage of middle class neighborhoods. Findings from the analysis have implications for schools that, more and more, will have student bodies that are less middle class and more either lower income or upper income. (Richard Fry and Paul Taylor, Pew Research Center Social & Demographic Trends, August 2012)...

The Urgency of Now: The Schott 50-State Report on Public Education and Black Males - This report finds that only 52% and 58% of Black and Latino male ninth-graders, respectively, graduate from high school four years later, compared to 78% of White male ninth-graders. The report suggests that without a policy framework that creates opportunity for all students, strengthens supports for the teaching profession and strikes the right balance between support-based reforms and standards-driven reforms, the U.S. will become increasingly unequal and less competitive in the global economy. (Schott Foundation for Public Education, September 2012)...

Title IX: A Pregnancy Test for Schools: The Impact of Education Laws on Pregnant and Parenting Students - This report outlines the ways that federal, state, and local laws, policies, and programs can change the landscape for pregnant and parenting students and ranks how well the state laws and policies address the needs of these students. The report describes the particular challenges faced by pregnant and parenting students, highlights the requirements of federal laws, reviews relevant state laws and policies (both promising and lacking), and concludes with recommendations for both policymakers and for schools. (National Women's Law Center, June 2012)...

Minorities in Higher Education Twenty-Fourth Status Report: 2011 Supplement - This special supplement to the 24th edition of this report on minorities in higher education tells us how far we have come in our quest for educational excellence for all students, but also cautions us that equity in education for all Americans remains a goal that we must endeavor to reach. (American Council on Education, Oct 2011)...

Women in STEM: A Gender Gap to Innovation--Executive Summary - An educated STEM workforce is crucial to America's innovative capacity and global competitiveness. Although women fill close to half of all jobs in the U.S. economy, they hold less than a quarter of STEM jobs. Some of the possible factors contributing to the discrepancy include: a lack of role models, gender stereotyping and less family-friendly flexibility in STEM fields. (U.S. Department of Commerce, August 2011)...

Status and Trends in the Education of Racial and Ethnic Groups - This report profiles current conditions and recent trends in the education of students by racial and ethnic group. It presents a selection of indicators that illustrate the educational achievement and attainment of White, Black, Hispanic, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian, and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander students. This report presents 29 indicators that provide information and examine (1) demographics, (2) patterns of preprimary, elementary, and secondary school enrollment; (3) student achievement, (4)persistence; (5) student behaviors that can affect their education; (6) participation in postsecondary education; and (7) outcomes of education. (National Center for Education Statistics, July 2010) ...

Are There Differernces in Achievement Between Boys and Girls: State Test Score Trends Through 2007-08, Part 5 - Using data from state reading and mathematics tests, this report takes an in-depth look at the performance of male and female students. The study includes a national snapshot of 2008 achievement differences in both subjects at grades 4, 8 and high school. (Center on Education Policy, March 2010)...

Equity and Excellence in American Education - To achieve equity in education, the federal government should invest in research-based strategies that would support students at every level. Developing and improving such strategies are especially important for educating special-needs students, English language learners, and high school dropouts. Further, the federal government should support development of statewide information systems that yield data for policymaking and for international comparisons, but also are able to track individual students longitudinally. (National Academy of Education, November 2008)...


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