Census Considers Ditching Question About College Majors

Should the Census ask Americans about their college major?


New Journal to Link Brain Research to Policy

A new academic journal aims to make brain and behavioral research more directly usable for policymakers and practitioners.


National Research Groups Call for Focus on Transition to Adulthood

A new national study finds young adults at the end of their K-12 academic careers face just as critical a developmental window as young children starting school.


Education Research: Ed. Dept. Asks What's Left to Learn

The U.S. Department of Education wants advice on what to evaluate next.


AERA Lecturer Anderson: Voting Inequity, Education Gaps Go Hand in Hand

James D. Anderson, a top education-policy historian at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, calls for education and voting equity in the 2014 Brown v. Board of Education lecture in education research, sponsored by the American Educational Research Association.


What Do Teacher Pensions and Marshmallows for Kids Have in Common?

How are teacher pension decisions and toddler marshmallow-eating habits alike? Both may depend on trust.


Blue-Spectrum Light May Boost Classroom Cognition, Study Says

A German study finds boosting artificial sunlight in morning classes may help students concentrate.


School Stimulant Use as 'Socioeconomic Advantage'? Study Suggests It Could Be.

Wealthier kids are more likely to use stimulants in response to academic pressures, according to a new study.


Virginia Researchers Still Working to Get Inside Kids' Heads

But young children still wriggle too much for clear brain scans on a widespread basis.


AERA Launches Online Journal to Fill Holes in Education Research

A new open-access journal is intended to respond to gaps in the publishing of education research.


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