States are working to make teacher-student data links more meaningful to teachers.
A technical education research bill may become the vehicle for a debt ceiling compromise.
New federal grants and civil rights requirements have led states and districts to generate an unprecedented flood of data on students from preschool through college, and states are working to help districts make sense of it.
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A new Israeli study finds older and adult students can learn new language rules faster and more accurately than young students.
The National Center for Education Statistics' annual National Forum on Education Statistics and NCES Data Conference begins next week, and Inside School Research will be live-Tweeting the event. While STATS-D.C. is always geared to the technical side, this year explosion of new sessions on using state longitudinal data systems and the piles of new data coming in from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
A new study by the RAND Corp. put the final nail in the coffin of New York City's teacher performance-pay program.
The Common Education Data Standards Initiative released a first draft of the second stage of its core data definitions, intended to get state data systems talking the same language.
The Austin, Texas-based Michael and Susan Dell Foundation has released a new data standard, intended to help educators and researchers to use information from state and local data systems even before the systems have been aligned.
The National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education, or CALDER, today merged with fellow nonprofit, the American Institutes for Research, leaving its previous home at the Urban Institute.