Updated: Brookings Institution Ousts Whitehurst as Head of Brown Center

The former head of IES confirms he has been fired as director of the Brown Center on Education Policy at the Brookings Institute.


What You Might Not Know About the Gender Gap in Reading

A new analysis peels back common wisdom about why boys may lag girls in reading achievement.


Study: How Do New Orleans' Schools Respond to Competition?

Leaders in New Orleans' charter school system face constant pressure to increase enrollment, though few are employing strategies that substantially improve their schools, a new study finds.


National Science Foundation Pushes to Make More Research Public Faster

The funding agency releases a new plan to speed up public access to research.


Charters Outpacing District Schools in Many Urban Areas, Study Finds

Most urban charter schools are not "pushing out" students with special needs to improve scores, finds a new Stanford University study.


TED: What Young Children Teach Us About Being Scientists

The youngest children understand the importance of a random sample in research.


Preschoolers More Likely to Lie, Fight When Daddy's Depressed, Study Finds

Young children with depressed dads are more likely to fight, lie, and show anxiety, finds a new study.


Computer Modeling May Provide Test for Project-Based Learning

Stanford University researchers explore ways to assess project and performance-based learning.


Robert Putnam: When Did Poor Kids Stop Being 'Our Kids'?

The biggest divide between poor and wealthy students is one of community connection, argues Harvard researcher Robert Putnam in a new book.


Students' Reading Skills Found to Improve Through Inexpensive Tutoring Program

In its new evaluation, the research group MDRC suggests that Reading Partners could be a national model for schools looking for a low-cost way to boost students' reading skills.


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