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August 2010 Archives

Are Schools Today Better Prepared for Disaster?

Two new studies suggest states and schools still have a long way to go to protect children in the event of a wide-scale disaster.


New Orleans: 'Relevant' Research in Action

As education watchers reflect on the fifth anniversary of the hurricanes that devastated Gulf Coast schools, they may find a few lessons in how to make all research more relevant to schools.


A Keyhole Look at Rural Student Mobility

A new five-state study suggests student mobility rates in rural areas can rival those of urban centers, with all the attendant stress on students and school systems.


Incoming Dean Ponders the Research-Teacher Intersection

Top education research author Michael Feuer ponders the role of research in teaching and teacher education. Meanwhile, Wisconsin sociologist Robert Hauser steps in to lead National Academies' education division.


Autopsy of a Turnaround District

An evaluation takes a sober, second look at the comprehensive, and controversial, school reforms San Diego tried out earlier this decade.


"Inside School Research" Changes Hands

Debra Viadero joins the editing ranks and Sarah D. Sparks takes over.


Studies Show Why Students Study is as Important as What

A British review of 100 studies suggests reasons why the current emphasis in the U.S. on boosting student achievement could backfire.


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