March 2010 Archives

Harlem Children's Zone Study Gets 'What Works' OK

The federal What Works Clearinghouse says a much-talked-about study of the Harlem Children's Zone meets its research-design criteria.

A Texas University Explores Open Access to Research

The University of North Texas announced this week that it is taking steps to explore the idea of becoming the second public university in the U.S. to post faculty research on the Web.

Study Suggests NCLB Impact on NAEP Scores

If you think the disappointing NAEP scores released this week closed the coffin lid on NCLB, think again, say a group of Northwestern University researchers.

Study: Parents, Time, and the 'Rug Rat Race'

Researchers find that parents are spending more time with their kids, and the increase is twice as large for college-education parents.

Study Will Examine New Teacher Residencies

A $4 million study will look at whether teachers trained in new "residency" programs are as effective as their traditionally trained counterparts.

A Magic Learning Pill? Researchers Say It's Possible

A new study points to a discovery that might one day lead to the development of a pill that could boost teenagers' learning capacity.

Study: Program Steps In Where Counselors Leave Off

Early findings from a study of a Los Angeles program that links college mentors to high school juniors credits the program for putting more disadvantaged students on college-going paths.

Report Takes Second Look at Stalled NAEP Scores

The latest report from Brookings' Brown Center of Education puts stagnating NAEP scores in context, finds that few schools ever turn around, and compares conversion charter schools to those that start from scratch.

The Role of Research in Obama's Blueprint for ESEA

Once a mantra in the No Child Left Behind Act, education research gets fewer mentions in President Obama's blueprint for reshaping the federal government's centerpiece education law.

Seeing Letters A or F Shown to Sway Test Scores

A new study finds that just seeing the letters A or F on a test seems to influence students' test performance.

U.S. Programs for Children Seen as Tangled Web

A research group inventories programs that target children in seven federal agencies.

A Must-Read on Research on Teaching

An article in Sunday's New York Times Magazine explores the state of research on how to teach.

A Little Advice, Here?: A Report on Guidance Counseling

A survey shows that most students found their high school guidance counselors to be unhelpful in choosing college or a career.

IES Seeks Proposals for Studies in 24 Areas

The Institute of Education Sciences is looking for proposals for studies to find in special education, cognition, educational technology, teacher quality, and other areas.

Technology and Young People: A Roundup of Study Results

A roundup of studies examining the impact of television, video games and computers on children and teenagers.

Comparing Standards: What Students Need for College

A new federal regional laboratory report finds much variation in four sets of standards on what students need to know in language arts to be ready for college.

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