May 2009 Archives

A new international analysis finds boys falling farther behind girls in reading, while the mathematics gender gap holds steady.


The U.S. Education Department offers a buffet of education data in its latest Condition of Education report.


The current issue of the journal, ,Children, Youth and Environments, focuses on the promises and perils of coming of age in today's digital world.


A forthcoming New York University study suggest claims of an "Obama effect" on student achievement is exaggerated.


The Chicago researcher will lead the Institute of Education Sciences.


Caught in between Presidential administration, a slimmed-down National Board for Education Sciences failed to muster a quorum for its meeting this week.


A Stanford scholar casts a critical eye on findings from a three-year federal study of the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program.


John Easton's nomination to head the U.S. Department of Education's key research agency inches forward, and the nominee shares one idea that he hopes to bring to his new job.


The Consortium on Chicago School Research is holding a two-day meeting for people looking to replicate its researcher-practitioner partnership; representatives from 19 districts are here.


A Schott Foundation study finds that, across the states, low-income, black, Latino, and Native American students have half as much chance as white students to attend top public schools.


Economist Alan B. Krueger, whose research has dabbled in school choice, class-size reduction, and the economic returns on education, takes a high-ranking post at the Treasury Department.


A children's public-television show launched last fall uses a popular book series and the expertise of reading researchers to boost young children's vocabulary skills.


The first-of-a-kind Handbook of Research on School Choice offers a primer on a wide range of forms of school-choice, including charter schools, private-school vouchers, homeschooling, and magnet schools.


The conservative Weekly Standard, in its cover story this week, casts a critical eye on the goings-on last month at the American Educational Research Association's annual research fest.


Today's Swedish 13-year-olds outscore their 1960s counterparts in logic and spatial ability, a new study shows.


The Institute of Education Sciences aims to underwrite a network of researchers with the singular mission of improving the science—and the teaching—of reading comprehension.


President Obama's proposed 2010 federal budget contains sizable spending increases for federal education research.


A couple of free-market revolutionaries, in a new book, predict that technology will transform schools, weaken teachers' unions, and upend the politics of schooling.


A new paper from the American Enterprise Institute suggests that the lifetime payoff for a four-year college degree falls short of the $1 million figure that's often quoted in the field.


Students in both Germany and the U.S. were turning in unimpressive performances on international mathematics tests in 1996, but only Germany saw the bad news as a call for national standards, a Michigan State University researcher says.


A cognitive scientist, in a new book, distills findings from his field in an attempt to help teachers understand what makes school boring for students.


A new report from the Educational Testing Service tracks national progress in narrowing the kinds of racial, ethnic, and income disparities that make achievement gaps so resistant to change.


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