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Do Schools Begin Too Early? The effect of start times on student achievement

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Fri, 05/04/2012
What time should the school day begin? School start times vary considerably, both across the nation and within individual communities, with some schools beginning earlier than 7:30 a.m.
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Are School Counselors a Cost-Effective Education Input?

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Thu, 09/30/2010

While much is known about the effects of class size and teacher quality on achievement, there is little evidence on whether policymakers can improve education by utilizing non-instructional res

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Strategies to Promote Third Grade Reading Performance in Virginia

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Tue, 11/01/2011

SJR 31 from the 2010 General Assembly directed JLARC to study ways to promote early reading proiciency and comprehension among third grade students in Virginia.

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Occupy Kindergarten: The Rich-Poor Divide Starts With Education

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Sat, 02/11/2012
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The Atlantic

Economic class is increasingly becoming the great dividing line of American education. The New York Times has published a

In Fairfax, math gains tempered by static science scores

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Tue, 12/06/2011
Media Source: 
Washington Post
In the past decade, the federal No Child Left Behind law brought new attention to achievement gaps among students across the country.

It Turns Out That Being an Effective Parent’s Not That Difficult (GeekDad Weekly Rewind)

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Tue, 11/22/2011
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Educators and parents have been saying for years that parental involvement is one of the most important factors in a child’s education. But what does that mean? Cooking brownies for a bake sale?

When Letting Students Slip Away Looks Like a Budget Blessing [The Texas Tribune]

Published on: 
Thu, 10/27/2011
Media Source: 
New York Times
Every time a student drops out of public school, taxpayers save money. That’s one fewer student, at a savings of more than $11,000 per year from state and local sources.

The problematic growth of AP testing; Program increasingly is pointed at students who can’t handle the complex material, book says

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Fri, 09/03/2010
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A new book co-edited by a Harvard researcher pulls together a wide range of research on the successes and limitations of the College Board’s Advanced Placement (AP) program. The studies, said Phil

Fairfax elementary students hitting a wall in science

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Wed, 12/01/2010
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Washington Examiner

Fairfax County students are scoring lower on science exams than the school system had hoped, especially at the elementary level, and probably will not meet next year's performance goals, school officials plan to tell the school board Thursday night. The school board also will be disappointed by the racial achievement gap, said Myra Thayer, PreK-12 science coordinator for Fairfax County Public Schools.

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