2011 report by the Delta Cost Project on enrollment levels, funding and staffing by universities and colleges over the past decade.
2011 study on high level of academic performance over time, and how these students compared to their mid- and lower-level peers.
2011 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 Harvard study analyzing data from the Program for International Student Assessment on relative strength of U.S. students as compared to global peers.
2011 report by the Pew Internet and American Life project analyzes data collected from a survey of 2,412 American adults.
Studies analyzing the impact of the No Child Left Behind Act on student and school performance.
2010 paper from the MacArthur Foundation's Youth and Participatory Politics research project 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.