May 2010 Archives

More Bad News From the 'Condition of Education'

The U.S. Department of Education's annual statistics compendium says racial and ethnic gaps in bachelor's-degree attainment have grown.

Study: Charter Schools Still Get Fewer Public Dollars

A report by Ball State University suggests that funding disparities between charter schools and public schools are persistent.

Bonuses Draw Calif. Teachers to Hard-to-Staff Schools

A study finds that a now-defunct California program that offered teachers $20,000 to teach for four years in low-performing schools succeeded but at a somewhat hefty price.

Want to Boost Test Scores? Try Eating Dirt

Researchers find that bacteria found in soil can boost cognitive performance in mice and make them more relaxed.

News on Competitions Off the Beaten Track

Today's offering includes tidbits on some unusual research-related competitions in education.

Software Industry Issues New Research Guidelines

The primary trade group for the software and digital-content industry has new guidelines for studies used to evaluate its products.

Effects of Early Child Care Persist Into the Teen Years

Findings from a long-running federal study of more than 1,300 children finds that the effects of child care, both good and bad, are surprisingly enduring.

A Bad Month for Education Research

The closing of a university-run charter school and a scathing column in Newsweek add up to a bad month for education research.

New Study Questions Bans on Seniority Teaching Rules

A trio of researchers, in a new study, show that ending teachers' seniority preferences doesn't necessarily lead to fewer inexperienced teachers in disadvantaged schools.

Dept. Shares the Research Behind its ESEA Blueprint

Six new reports pull back the curtains on the research that influenced the Obama administration's ESEA proposals.

"And the Winner is...": AERA Awards

The American Educational Research Association's version of the Academy Awards included a long list of prominent scholars.

Teenage Researchers Probe Flaws in Their Schools

At AERA's annual meeting, high school students from around the country presented findings from their studies on education.

Paperwork Seen to Hit Struggling Schools Hardest

A pair of Louisiana researchers, in a new study, find that educators in the state's lowest-performing schools spend more time doing state-required paperwork than peers in more successful schools.

Easton Shares Plans for IES at AERA Meeting

The Institute of Education Sciences' director got a warm reception from his fellow researchers at American Educational Research Association's annual meeting.

AERA Leaders Vow to Boycott Arizona

In protest of Arizona's new immigration law, the 25,000-member American Educational Research Association resolved, at its annual meeting this weekend, to not hold any of its meetings in that state.

Turnover High for Assistant Principals, Study Finds

Researchers find that more than 60 percent of assistant principals leave the job after five years.

U.C. Berkeley Gets New Ed School Dean

Judith Warren Little will head the grduate school of education at the University of California, Berkeley.

AERA in Denver: The Fun Begins

More than 12,000 education researchers are converging on the Mile-High City for the American Educational Research Association's annual research fest.

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