The What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) reviewed a study that examined whether a school-based supplementary sleep education program improved sleep in elementary school students. The study assigned two schools to receive the Sleep for Success program and one school to a comparison group. The study authors reported that students assigned to receive Sleep for Success improved more in terms of both sleep and grades than the comparison group. The WWC reviewed this study and determined it does not meet group design standards because the comparison group included only one school, so the difference in outcomes between the intervention and comparison groups cannot be attributed solely to the intervention.
A new REL Appalachia study found that nearly one-fifth of Kentucky 11th and 12th graders attempted a dual enrollment course earning, on average, almost 8 college credits before high school graduation.
The average score for eighth-grade AI/AN students in reading was higher in 2009 than in 2007, and the percentage of AI/AN students at or above Proficient and at Advanced in mathematics was higher in 2009 than in 2005. (Read more)
Between 1985 and 2008, public school enrollment rose 26 percent, from 39.4 million to 49.8 million. (Read more)