February 2010 Archives

A working paper finds that students fare better at a Massachusetts charter school affiliated with the Knowledge is Power or KIPP program.


Some long-empty spots on a board that advises the U.S. Department of Education on research matters may soon be filled.


A new study finds that living in poverty before age 5 is linked to lower earnings 30 or more years later.


First graders who are retained for another year enjoy some short-term social and psychological benefits, a new study shows, but some of those advantages evaporate later.


The federal What Works Clearinghouse weighs in on a newsmaking, 16-state study that gave students in traditional schools a learning edge over their charter school counterparts.


A report released this morning by the Fordham Institute says 2,817 schools across the country are "public private schools" because they enroll almost no low-income children.


A Texas-based blog reports that Houston Superintendent Terry Grier wants to make the school system a hub for research on what works in Houston's schools.


A federal review offers a vote of confidence on a study of Experience Corps, a national program that recruits older adults to work in needy schools.


The president's budget request offers a glimpse of some new federal studies in the works.


A first-of-a-kind study found that students who attended charter high schools were more likely to graduate and go on to college than their counterparts in traditional public schools.


A new paper from Consortium for Policy Research in Education suggests that, if teachers are going to make use of results from interim assessments, supports are needed.


Researchers take a tempered look at efforts in Mapleton, Colo., to replace the city's only high school with six to seven smaller ones.


Inside Higher Ed reports on an allegation that the U.S. Department of Education's top FERPA watchdog may have been fired for political reasons.

The U.S. Department of Education's main research agency is seeking proposals for R&D centers, research, and training projects.


While educators are making progress in narrowing achievement gaps between students, "excellence gaps" are stagnating or growing for the most able learners.


An earlier entry on community colleges sparks some debate in the blogosphere and some new findings.


Researchers offer evidence to suggest that housing values rise in areas close to districts with good schools when states enact inter-district public school choice programs.


A quick glance at the Obama administration's 2011 budget request reveals some spending increases for research, development, and evaluation.


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