Education Department Launches $3 Million Evaluation of Khan Academy

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 popularlized the "flipped classroom" model.


Happy Atoms and Math Games: New Ed Businesses Win Federal Seed Money

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.


Want More Kids to Graduate? Report Suggests Starting with Mom and Dad

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


U.S. Teenagers Really Don't Know the Value of a Dollar, Global Test Shows

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.


New ED Research Partnerships Tackle Teacher IMPACT, Gritty Grades, and More

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


Districts Say Diversity Is a Priority—When They Have Time for It

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.


Pediatricians Call for Engagement in Early Reading

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


How Can Teachers Leverage Student Peers?

A new research review finds potential benefits for students working with peers in tough classes.


Study: Music, Manipulatives Are Fun, But Basics Best for Struggling Math Students

'Fun' math activities may hinder first graders struggling in math, study suggests.


Why Don't Schools Use Education Research? New Center Aims to Find Out

The Institute of Education Sciences has launched a new $5 million research center to figure out how to make research work for schools.


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