Democratic plans to boost school funding are rooted in research that shows more funding really does boost achievement for low-income students.
New research is pinpointing how much genes influence the stability of educational achievement.
Weaker students – when placed together with better classmates – can gain from the improved learning environment, and smarter students are unlikely to be negatively affected.
Recent research raised concerns about girls' stereotypes on their gender's lack of 'brilliance.' But an overlooked finding suggests boys also hold hindering stereotypes about themselves in school.