A new study out on the January issue of Sociology of Education
suggests that the type of school a child attends could exacerbate the negative effect that family instability has on academic performance. The study was conducted using data from a national longitudinal study of students who were in high school in the mid-1990s. What the researchers found was that students who had experienced repeated changes in their family structure were less successful academically when they attended schools that had a more rigorous and academic focus. Read more
about the study and what the findings suggest.