July 2014 Archives

Thirteen states are developing standards for training teachers and administrators in how to use education data.


Researchers meet with White House officials this morning to discuss ways to make high-quality, experimental research less expensive and quicker to turn around to educators in the field.


State leaders sitting on mountains of student data are merging on Washington D.C. next week to share ways to make it more useful to educators.


Are successful principals school-hopping, or staying put?


American 12th graders didn't do so well back in 1995, but they'll get another shot next spring to prove their mastery of advanced physics and math.


Studies of the effects of "double dose" classes rarely take into account students' lost opportunity for electives.


Parent death can lead to higher risk of their children struggling or even dying into young adulthood, but longterm support for students in schools can be spotty.


Economic instability and racial disparities threaten American children's educational and health progress, according to a new study.


Middle school popularity wanes, but the early drug use and criminal behavior stick around.


A report critiquing high school exit exams continues a series of recent studies looking at the unintended consequences of boosting graduation requirements.


State efforts to toughen science and mathematics requirements for graduation may mean fewer students make it through high school and to college, according to a new study in the journal Education Researcher.


The White House and the Coalition for Evidence-Based Policy in Washington are doubling down on the use of experimental studies to find what works in policy and practice, with a pilot competition funding three low-cost randomized trials in education, health, and workplace safety and a White House summit on how to use them.


The U.S. Department of Education has launched a $3 million randomized control trial to gauge the effectiveness of Khan Academy, the now-ubiquitous online-learning site that popularized the "flipped classroom" model.


The U.S. Department of Education's research agency will help 15 new education entrepreneurs conduct research and development for interventions in science, language and other areas.


A new report suggests "dual generation" anti-poverty programs could boost the achievement and prosperity of parents and children alike.


A majority of U.S. 15-year-olds can recognize a bill for services, but they struggle to understand most financial concepts, finds the first test of financial literacy in the Program of International Student Assessment.


The U.S. Education Department is launching 18 new research partnerships around critical education issues.


Good intentions for desegregation don't have the same impact as legal requirements, even when the federal government tries to support districts' diversity plans, a new series of reports shows.


The American Academy of Pediatrics clarifies its advice on early reading for parents.


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