A new randomized control trial in Mississippi has found a kindergarten literacy program can boost disadvantaged students' vocabulary in kindergarten by as much as an extra month of school.
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High-achieving schools can exacerbate the social cost to high-achieving students of color, according to a new study.
Clarification: An earlier version of this post said that Hall announced her resignation; she announced that she will leave at the end of her current contract. The Senate has been dithering since June over whether or not to confirm Beverly L. Hall's status as a member of the National Board for Education Sciences, the advisory group for the Education Department's research arm, and developments over the weekend may have complicated matters even further. As the Associated Press reported this morning, Hall announced over the weekend that she would step down as Atlanta's schools superintendent after her current contract expires in ...
Researchers and policymakers have urged parents for years to read to their young children, even infants, to help them develop better vocabulary and reading readiness. Now, a new study by the University of Chicago suggests parents should be talking to their toddlers about numbers, too.
New York City has set up cycles of reforms, research and renewal that could become the model for school systems nationwide, regardless of what people think of the specific initiatives of Children First.
The National Academy of Education previews of an upcoming report on how to improve the influence of research on policy.
A new crowdsourcing project hopes to design a better 5th-grade classroom.
Jon Baron, president of the Coalition for Evidence-Based Policy, will step in as the new chairman of the National Board for Education Sciences, which advises the Education Department's research arm.
The National Board for Education Sciences this afternoon unanimously approved new research priorities for the federal education department's research arm which are intended to make education studies more relevant to educators and help practitioners become more involved in developing and using research.