September 2010 Archives

The Education Department is relaxing inclusion rules and increasing incentives for schools willing to participate in its upcoming national evaluation of the Teacher Incentive Fund.


Students in poverty who receive regular shipments of books and other reading materials show better reading performance and better motivation to read, according to a new study, but there is still little evidence of what causes these improvements.


Each additional year of schooling that a country's women attain cuts by nearly 10 percent the children who will die before age 5, according to a new study.


The Common Data Standards Initiative's Technical Working Group has released its first version of voluntary common data standards, intended to make it easier to compare and exchange information across districts and states.


Experts at the fall policy meeting of the American Educational Research Association's Organization of Institutional Affiliates this week voiced concerns that educators won't be able to use state data to improve instruction.


A new federal study suggests an extra reading class instead of a regular elective can boost reading comprehension for students who enter freshman year reading several grade levels behind.


The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development has just released its Education at a Glance 2010.


Teaching to the test is old news; new research suggests teaching with the test may help students remember and apply knowledge better.


The National Center on Education Statistics has tabled its primary study of adult literacy in favor of a smaller, more targeted international assessment intended to gauge Americans' skills in a technologically advanced workplace.


The National Board for Education Sciences has announced its next meeting, Sept. 29. Now it has to hope members will be confirmed in time to show up.


Teacher Beat blogger Steve Sawchuk digs into a report on teacher hiring and transfer systems.


A new Cornell University study suggests preschool children use statistical differences to gauge a stranger's preferences.


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