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Middle School Structure Affects Learning Environment, Student Achievement
New research suggests longer grade spans that allow middle grade students to serve as relative "top dogs" improve academic achievement and enhance their learning environment, including fewer instance of bullying and fights.

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Worried about little children attending school with much older students? A study says they'll be better off
Chalkbeat, September 20, 2016

Schools With Wider Grade Spans Have Less Bullying, N.Y.C. Study Finds
Education Week, September 20, 2016

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AERA Unveils Knowledge Forum Ed-Talk Videos and Research Fact Sheets
August 2016

AERA has just released videos of 31 Ed-Talks along with corresponding research fact sheets that were major components of AERA Knowledge Forum events earlier this year.
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Should Students Assessed as Needing Remedial Mathematics Take College-Level Quantitative Courses Instead? A Randomized Controlled Trial
Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis

In this study, the authors investigate how policies allowing students to take college-level instead of remedial quantitative courses can increase student success.
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LGBTQ+
Recent legal, social, and policy shifts in support of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people are causing educators and education researchers to address LGBTQ issues with a new sense of legitimacy and urgency.
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Study: Recent Trends in Income, Racial, and Ethnic School Readiness Gaps at Kindergarten Entry
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