Keeping New Teachers in, Bringing Back Those who Leave

If mentors help keep teachers in schools, why are teachers in higher-poverty schools less likely to get them?

IES Board Moves Meeting to Brace for Potential Shutdown

An advisory board meeting planned for this week has been put off until November.

Voting Gap Yawns After Schools Get Failing Grades

Voters respond to local schools failing accountability benchmarks, but mainly if they are already politically active.

Are You Eligible for Merit Pay? Many Teachers Don't Know

Basing teachers' pay on merit might give a small boost to students' reading achievement—if teachers understand how it works.

Remembering Larry McQuillan, Bridging Research and Journalism

Larry McQuillan, the public affairs director for the American Institutes for Research, died Sept. 19.

Preschool Enrollment Questioned by New Brookings Research Project

A new think tank project launches with a critique of preschool enrollment estimates.

How Does an Equity Audit Work?

Equity audits may be one route for school leaders to dig out causes of chronic achievement and discipline gaps.

'Racial Mismatch' Changes Teacher Expectations for Students, Study Finds

Fifty years after the landmark Pygmalion experiments showed how teacher expectations help or hurt student learning, a new study suggests teachers' own backgrounds deeply affect what they expect from students.

School Ratings Give Parents Info, But Not Transfer Options, Study Finds

Poor and well-off families responded differently to a Chicago initiative to put low-performing schools on academic probation.

Budget Cuts Threaten Institute of Education Sciences

The U.S. Education Department's research arm faces bad and even worse cuts in the Senate and House versions of the next budget bill.

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