May 2010 Archives

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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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