September 2011 Archives

Schools that successfully extend learning time to improve student achievement change their practice in eight critical ways, according to a new study by the National Center on Time and Learning.


A new report from the George W. Bush Institute finds suburban school districts are "mediocre" in comparison to international peers.


V. Darleen Opfer is settling in as head of RAND Corp.'s education division, and pushing to make sure the education research giant's studies actually make a difference in the field.


Arizona State University testing researcher Roy Levy has been named the only education winner of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers, the highest federal honor for young scientists.


The nearly 40-year-old Educational Research Service will wind down operations in November, but two research groups—Hanover Research and Editorial Projects in Education, which publishes Education Week— will be picking up several of its longtime projects.


A team of neuroscience and child development experts argue in a new Science article that there is "no empirical evidence" that segregating students by sex improves education.


Many immigrants come to the United States seeking a better life for their children, but a new report by the Harvard Educational Review finds those who come to the country illegally face worse social and academic development as they grow.


Harvard University economist Roland G. Fryer, Jr., known for his work in tracing the potential causes and educational results of the achievement gaps for minority students, has been named one of 22 new fellows of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.


Education Week resource highlights research and trends in data-driven decision making.


A new report argues for more foster-care services based on current research on adolescent development.


A new study points to a potential indicator to screen preschool-age students at risk of later math difficulty.


The United States still leads the world in having a college-educated workforce, but it is the only country among the G-20 members whose incoming workers are less educated than those retiring, according to a study released this morning by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.


A worker's level of education has a greater effect on his or her earnings over the course of a 40-year career than any other demographic factor, including gender or race, according to a new study by the U.S. Census Bureau.


The Educational Research Service, a group serving school districts, is expected to close up shop in November after nearly 40 years.


A new nationwide study finds children of smokers miss more school days than those in a smoke-free home.


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