March 2011 Archives

AERA: Research Conference Goes Mobile

The American Educational Research Association is launching a mobile app in connection with its annual research conference.


What Works Clearinghouse Creates Nuanced Search Tools

The Institute of Education Sciences is overhauling the What Works Clearinghouse site, including new search tools for education research.


Research Labs Still Waiting For Contract News

With no certainty yet on funding or contracts for the nation's regional educational labs, the Institute of Education Sciences is busy tying up as many loose ends as possible.


National Board Seeks Research Frugality for IES

The National Board for Education Sciences is looking for ways to design future research in ways that will make it easier to glean useful information from well-designed studies that showed no or negative effects.


What A High-Tech Home Movie Could Mean for Classroom Research

Research using the most high-tech home movie on the planet could inform what we know about language development, and one day could change how we study instruction and student engagement, too.


More Details Emerge on Regional Education Labs

The Education Department has released a draft of the statement of work for the RELs' upcoming contract competition, due out March 25.


Teach For America Spurs 20 Years of Research, Debate

As Teach for America celebrates its 20-year anniversary, the group's federal expansion grant may provide an opportunity to prove its role in improving education in high-need communities.


Brain Awareness Week: How on Earth Are Your Students Thinking?

Brain Awareness Week continues through March 20 with 320 online and live exhibits and demonstrations across the country, as educators and researchers work for better ways to translate brain science into classroom instruction.


Updated: IES Announces New Regional Educational Lab Competition

The U.S. Department of Education has announced it is opening a competition for the next iteration of the nation's regional educational laboratories.


President Obama Pushes Fleshed-Out ARPA-Ed Proposal

The push to create a high-tech Advanced Research Projects Agency for education in the style of the Sputnik-era Defense agency is getting top political backing this afternoon from President Obama, Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Melinda Gates.


Striving Readers Research Pilot Shows Progress

As federal lawmakers slash funding for the $250 million Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy program, continuing research from the program that inspired it is starting to show benefits for struggling adolescent readers.


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