With more districts and states seeking strong research on which to base school improvement, the Institute of Education Sciences is pushing for more studies to confirm intervention findings.


The bipartisan Commission on Evidence-Based Policy-making is set to release its final report in September, but researchers learned some of the highlights at the National Center for Education Statistics data forum this week.


A new Gallup poll finds parents prefer structured play and sports over free play, and may feel the need to "fill up" their children's time.


The U.S. Education Department hopes to get more states, districts, and researchers thinking about evidence use more deeply with new rules to apply standards of research evidence for school improvement and other projects under the Every Student Succeeds Act.


A study from nearly two dozen federal agencies suggests the home environment of school-age children is improving on several fronts, from poverty to toxins to family supports for education.


A new study has a message for school improvement organizations: All your support won't help much if the district staff don't want to learn along with their schools.


As states try to meet new data collection and reporting requirements under ESSA, a new study suggests they need to help teachers and the public understand the changes.


Students in China and India see science as a communal activity more than U.S. students do, and a new study suggests it boosts their interest in science careers.


The professional climate of a school can create a "vicious cycle" of burnout and attrition among young teachers, a new study finds.


The complexity of reading passages can differ significantly across tests in the same grade level, a new study shows.


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