June 2011 Archives

National Board Ponders Next Steps for Research, Implementation

The National Board for Education Sciences, the advisory board for the Education Department's research agency, met today to plan next steps for the department's recently approved education research agenda.

Tweeting the National Board of Ed. Sciences Meeting

Tweeting live from the National Board of Education Science meeting

Rich Home Environment Can Close Readiness Gap for Poor Children

By as early as 2 years old, differences in a low-income child's home learning environment can make the difference between whether he or she will be considered ready for school or labeled at risk at the start of kindergarten two years later, according to a New York University study.

Group Finds Research Lacking for Asian/Pacific Islander Students

A forthcoming report suggests research on Asian and Pacific Islander students often does not reflect demographic differences within the group.

Closing the Data Gaps to Close Achievement Gaps

A new report on Hispanic achievement gaps also highlights variation in how English language learners are included in the "nation's report card."

Stanford Dean Takes Aim at Culture of Competition

Writing in "Science" today, Stanford education school dean Deborah Stipek says the race to land a spot in top colleges is "damaging many otherwise promising lives."

Deadline Ticks Down for Next Regional Labs

There's little more than a week left for applications for the next round of regional education labs, and there have been five updates to the competition In the last week. The contracts for the RELs got off to a pretty rocky start this spring, as Congress threatened to eliminate the program entirely, and for a while it looked as though the current labs might not receive the money to complete their existing work. The Institute for Education Sciences released the final, official request for proposals after the Senate secured a last-minute budget reprieve for the program. The contract proposal says ...

International Study Finds Less U.S. Academic Resiliency

The United States ranks uncomfortably below the OECD average in the percentage of poor children who are resilient to their situation, raising questions about the promise of the American dream.

Your Twitter Source in Fake Education Research News

What Works Clearinghouse has its own "official fake Twitter feed," but no official real Twitter feed yet.

Arguing for a Nuanced Approach to Studying Video Games

A new study highlights nuances in how video games affect students.

Data Quality Event to Probe States' Longitudinal Systems

The Data Quality Campaign plans a free online seminar on ways to use data from state longitudinal databases.

Gifted Ed Advocates Hope for More Research in Next Federal Law

With the decades-old Jacob K. Javits grants for research on gifted and talented education killed in the fiscal 2011 budget agreement, gifted education advocates are pinning their hopes on providing more research in the next authorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

Education Business Competition Looks at Data Use

The third annual national Education Business Plan Competition, held here last week by the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education and the Milken Family Foundation, offered some interesting insights into how the next generation of education entrepreneurs are thinking about research and data in education.

Study: Frequent Nurse Visits Can Identify Bullies, Victims

Study finds bullies and victims alike end up in the nurse's office more often, suggesting a new way to identify underlying harassment.

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