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  • Study: Early intervention reduces dropout rates later on

    (Mass.) Elementary school students who participated in a comprehensive intervention program that addressed both academic and non-academic challenges were about half as likely as their peers to drop out of high school, according to a new study.

  • Stronger, deeper teacher evaluations bring success

    (District of Columbia) Almost a decade after the Obama administration began leveraging states to strengthen teacher evaluation requirements, evidence of improved student performance is beginning to show up in some jurisdictions, according to new research.

  • New grant to help charters improve education of ELs

    (Calif.) More than $7 million will be spent over three years to improve and expand professional development for those charged with teaching English learners attending charter schools in Los Angeles and across Texas.

  • States must target efforts to improve grad rates, study finds

    (Md.) While many low-performing high schools in the U.S. have increased meager graduation rates, researchers at Johns Hopkins Johns Hopkins University say more targeted intervention is needed to turn around the approximately 1,300 schools still in need of serious improvement.

  • Researchers urge states to take serious look at attendance data

    (District of Columbia) Schools struggling to close achievement gaps between student subgroups should take a deeper look at their attendance data, as new research has found linkage between absenteeism rates and some demographic factors such as race, ethnicity, language, and poverty and disability status.