August 2011 Archives

Education Expert Nominated as Top White House Economist

President Obama today nominated Princeton University labor economist and frequent education researcher Alan B. Krueger to be chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors.


ED Finalizing New Data Privacy, Grant-Making Rules

The Education Department plans to finalize new data privacy rules by the end of the year and propose new rules to clarify grant-making procedures.


Researchers Discuss 'Hidden' Bullying

Bullying experts find "hidden" bullying among otherwise friendly students.


Education Department Overhauls Data Website

The Education Department has launched a new version of its school data Website with more tools for visitors to use the information.


NCES Releases New State Education Reform Data

The National Center for Education Statistics has released new state-level information on education reforms.


Toddlers May Know More About Language Than They'll Tell

A British study finds that children as young as 2 can identify grammar and complex sentence structure.


Deborah Speece Tapped to Lead IES' Special Ed. Research

After a more than two-year search, the Institute of Education Sciences has finally named Deborah L. Speece as commissioner of the National Center for Special Education Research.


Pilot Finds Puppy Power May Boost Young Readers' Literacy

A Massachusetts pilot study suggests children may benefit from reading with therapy dogs.


Tests Reveal Varied Facets of U.S. Students' Competitiveness

A new Harvard study of international and domestic tests shows different facets of American students' global competitiveness.


Census Data Shows More Reading, Academics for Children

New Census Bureau data show more young children are reading with their families and more older children are taking honors courses than were a decade ago.


What Do Rising Title I Achievement Scores Really Mean?

Studies of student progress on state and national tests highlight a disconnect in how policymakers judge programs' effectiveness.


Researchers Seek to Adapt to Changes Afoot in Education

Researchers plan ways to integrate their work in rapidly changing education environments.


Districts Confused By School Turnaround Data Researchers

Federal school improvement grants are generating a potential goldmine for researchers, with hundreds of schools producing in-depth data about their students, teachers, and the ways they are trying to improve. Yet some officials worry that some researchers are taking the wrong approach to getting that data.


States Seek Ways to Measure Quality Instructional Time

States explore ways to make additional learning time more meaningful.


States Struggle With Linking Teacher-Student Data

States are working to make teacher-student data links more meaningful to teachers.


As Regional Ed Labs Go, So Goes the U.S. Economy?

A technical education research bill may become the vehicle for a debt ceiling compromise.


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