2013 selection of recent research on massive open online courses (MOOCs).
2013 collection of academic scholarship on the popularity and effectiveness of game-based learning.
2013 study form the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City showing how job polarization is not merely the result of a decline in U.S. manufacturing, but rather is a structural issue across sectors.
2012 study in the journal Demography showing how American parents are spending increasing amounts of resources on their children.
2013 research review of academic literature and practical tips for instilling good online information-seeking habits.
2013 study by University of Leeds and University of Missouri on gender differences in math and reading achievement.
2012 study from Stanford and Harvard Universities showing that the majority of low-income, high-achieving students do not apply to selective schools.
2013 report for National Center for Education Statistics examines the median federal student debt burden accrued by students who did not complete a postsecondary credential within six years.
2013 study in The Journal of Higher Education on how taking time off before entering post-secondary education hurts some students and helps others.
2013 study in The Review of Higher Education examining how different kinds of engagement during college, and different demographic factors, can help explain future earnings patterns.
2012 study from the University of Memphis analyzing the language around diversity in the school mission statements of 80 post-secondary institutions.
2013 study from Harvard University exploring techniques for improving online learning and education.
2012 study from Vanderbilt University on the demographics, motivations and outcomes of double majoring in college.
2012 study from Vanderbilt University and the University of Missouri on the influence of gender on job satisfaction and turnover in the education public sector.
2012 review of research studies on questions of teacher evaluation, pay and retention.
2012 study from Vanderbilt University on the effects of a service learning mentoring program and college students’ learning about social inequality.
Roundup of recent research on affirmative action, diversity and racial attitudes at U.S. universities.
2013 examination of relevant studies, reports and articles relating to policy proposals to expand federally funded preschool programs.
2012 and 2013 reports from Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society and the University of New Hampshire examine and consolidate the research findings of recent studies.
2013 study in Journal of College Student Development that shows how various factors help explain the development of civic values through college.
2013 roundup of useful studies that can enhance campus-based stories and provide material for practicing knowledge-based reporting.
2012 study in the Journal of College Student Development on some positive effects of off-campus work for undergraduate students.
2012 study in The Review of Economics and Statistics looks at the diffusion of knowledge and patents across states and regions.
2011 study in Child Development on perceived discrimination among young Latinos and its outcomes in educational settings.
2013 and 2010 studies for the National Bureau of Economic Research on changes in the U.S. labor market, the “hollowing out” of middle-income jobs, and disparities between high- and low-wage jobs.
2013 metastudy in Psychological Science in the Public Interest on an assessment of ten top learning and study strategies.
2013 report from the Pew Center on the States on how the ongoing economic recession has affected recent college graduates.
2012 study from New York University on how LGBT victimization predicts decreased self-esteem and worse educational outcomes, specifically a lower GPA and increased absences.
2011 Congressional Research Service report surveying new requirements and details of the GI Bill.
2012 report from Project Information Literacy on the mismatch between college graduates’ research skills and employer needs.
2012 study from the Educational Testing Service in Princeton, New Jersey published in Educational Researcher on standardized testing in higher ed and student motivations.
Literature review of studies relating to various aspects of mass shooting/murder incidents in United States schools.
2012 study from Carnegie Mellon University, University of California-Irvine and others published in Psychological Science on the link between elementary and high school math achievement.
2012 review article from the University of California-Berkeley published in Science on how young children think scientifically and implications for early education reform.
2012 in Pediatrics on a rise in the incidence of serious child abuse cases in the United States.
2012 study in the Sociology of Education journal on the impact of community colleges on local employment growth.
2012 research review on disadvantaged students in the United States and issues such as classroom practices, public policy and poverty.
2011 study from the University of Texas and Rice University on African-Americans and charter school attrition rates.
2012 study from Boston University on diminishing returns for students who attend for-profit education programs.
2012 report from a University of Michigan-affiliated policy center that examines how laws promoting women’s opportunities in sports are being adopted.
2012 paper for the National Bureau of Economic Research on how village schools affect attendance rates and academic achievement.
2012 report from Columbia University and Mathematica published in American Behavioral Scientist on behavioral challenges and kindergarten individual and classroom academic performance.
2012 study from the University of Minnesota published in Psychological Science on socioeconomic status, SAT scores and college admissions.
2012 report by the Congressional Research Service summarizing the proposed immigration reforms on permanent residency status for unauthorized alien students in the United States.
2012 study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill surveying the disadvantages of rural students and examining the relationship between income and education.
2012 report from Harvard Kennedy School on U.S. public school student performance domestically and internationally.
2012 study in Computers & Education on how Facebook and instant messaging can hurt college students’ grades.
2011 study in the Journal of Public Economics on student debt and early career choices.
2012 report by the Social Science Research Council on comparative well-being levels for women living in the metropolitan United States.
2012 study from the University of Texas at Austin and Harvard University on the impact of an arrest on a teen’s educational trajectory.
2011 study from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York on the dynamics between higher education and local economies.
2012 report from Rutgers on patterns of employment, wages and difficulties in job-finding among recent graduates.
2011 Princeton University working paper on the estimated monetary returns and highly selective college attendance in the United States.
2010 study published in Monthly Labor Review on teen summer employment trends.
2012 study in the Journal of Economic Perspectives on the consequences and dynamics of assuming student loan debt.
2011 study from Harvard University examining whether techniques used to raise scores in charter schools can be successfully transplanted to traditional public schools.
2012 paper from the University of Maryland and Wellesley College on underlying factors that explain America’s relatively higher rates of teen childbearing.
2011 paper by the National Bureau of Economic Research on college enrollment and completion trends by income and gender.
2011 study from MIT on the effectiveness of urban and non-urban charter schools on raising student achievement levels.
2012 report from Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society on state and federal anti-bullying laws.
2010 study from the University of Washington on nontraditional college participation and gender.
2011 report by the Pew Research Center on attitudes behind the gender gap in undergraduate enrollment and degree attainment.
2012 study on the financial implications of an underutilized youth population.
2010 study in Education Economics on student debt and post-graduation choices.
2010 study from the University of Illinois on the impact of friendship quality on future social skills and behaviors.
2011 study from the U.S. Government Accountability Office on changes in the federal student loan program.
2011 study from Harvard and Columbia exploring the long-term impact on students of teachers with differing “value-added” ratings.
2010 study by MIT in PNAS on social networks and the spread of health-related behaviors.
2011 study in Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry on the cognitive origins of bullying.
2011 study on gay teens and greater risk of emotional problems and negative educational outcomes.
2011 meta-study from Notre Dame on how diversity on college campuses promotes civic engagement.
2011 report by the American Association of University Women on sexual harassment in U.S. schools.
2011 study in the journal of science Nature on whether structural changes in the brain and longitudinal changes in IQ are related.
2011 study on the connection between disadvantaged neighborhoods and high school graduations rate.
2011 study on higher education completion rates for black men and women between 1940 and 2000.
2011 report by the Delta Cost Project on enrollment levels, funding and staffing by universities and colleges over the past decade.
2011 study from the Pew Charitable Trusts on factors that contribute to downward mobility in the United States and how they intersect with race and gender.
2011 study on high level of academic performance over time, and how these students compared to their mid- and lower-level peers.
2010 study in Information, Communication and Society on youth behaviors on social networking sites and implications for academic performance.
Study in the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management on the effects of Teach for America teachers on high school student performance
2010 study in Economics of Education Review on link between family background, education and achievement.
2011 study by Harvard Kennedy School on relative strength of U.S. students as compared to global peers.
2011 report from Pew Research Center on digital learning in colleges.
Studies analyzing the impact of the No Child Left Behind Act on student and school performance.
2010 paper from the MacArthur Foundation on youth media literacy and civic participation.
2010 report by the Department of Health and Human Services on the cognitive development and physical health outcomes of Head Start students.
2011 report by the U.S. Department of Commerce on the current state of the science, technology, engineering and math-based job industries.
2011 report by the University of Minnesota and University of Missouri on long-term outcomes for participants in early child-parent education programs.
Study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on health risks among gay, lesbian and bisexual teens
2011 report by a federal policy advisory group on the movement toward large-scale testing with consequences attached and educational results.
2011 study by RAND Corporation on challenges of minimizing learning losses during school vacation.
Study in Journal of Social Issues on differences in family priorities and learning outcomes for immigrant children
2011 study in the Journal of Marriage and Family on educational results for children in nontraditional families and related causes
2011 study by the RAND Corporation on the educational and health effects of parents’ deployment on their children
2011 study by the University of Wisconsin and Harvard on impacts of poverty on child brain growth.
2009 study in Political Behavior on the origins of the male-female divide in knowledge of politics
2010 study in Journal of Neurotrauma on effects of head impacts for a high school football team during one season.
2010 study in Journal of Biomechanical Engineering on limits of football helmet testing methods
Study by The Brookings Institution on helping members of the public make better financial decisions
2010 study by University of Pittsburgh and University of Maryland on outcomes for youth placed in alternate forms of foster care.
2008 study in the Middle East Development Journal on the effect of Egyptian mothers’ education and financial position on their children’s education
2010 report by the Education Trust on the relative characteristics of the for-profit school sector, including tuition costs, average student loan amounts and default rates, and graduation rates.
2010 study by researchers from the University of Virginia and Vanderbilt University on the number of words that 12- to 18-month-olds picked up from a best-selling instructional DVD for children.
2010 study from Harvard, Northwestern, and UC Berkeley researchers on the potential long-term effects of high-quality early education.
2010 report from the National Center on Performance Incentives at Vanderbilt University on a project attempting to measure the impact of educator merit pay on students’ performance in mathematics.
2010 survey by Pew Research Center on Americans’ understanding of religious tenets, practices, history, legal dynamics
2010 Northwestern University study on the larger effects of music students’ improved auditory abilities.
2010 University of Wisconsin study on the results of financial education among very low-income families in a subsidized housing program.
2010 study on the effects of a school-based program addressing risk factors for diabetes and obesity.
2010 paper in the Journal of Economic Perspectives looking at how the disparity in men’s and women’s math and verbal test scores might be explained by state or regional differences.
2009 Duke University and the University of Maryland study looking at school characteristics that influence the level of crime.
2010 paper in American Journal of Political Science examining the possible link between education levels and voter turnout.
2010 paper by the University of Michigan examining the effect in later life of girls’ participation in sports.
2009 study by the W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research on effectiveness of workplace literacy training in 10 sites throughout Indiana.
2006 University of Santa Clara study on the effectiveness of New York City’s Employment Services and Placement job training program for welfare recipients.
2008 review by the Harvard Family Research Project of available research on the relative benefits and required factors for success of after-school programs.
2009 RAND Corporation study based on data from more than 600 charter schools.
2008 Brookings Institution study on options for moving disadvantaged individuals to the banking system.
2004 American Education Research Association analysis of the results of 232 studies of distance education.
2006 metastudy on the effect of prison education programs on recidivism and post-incarceration employment rates.