Will 'interim' accountability testing lead to better classroom instruction? A new study suggests district implementation will be key.

Education and other programs are generating and reporting unprecedented amounts of data, but federal agencies are only just beginning to build the processes needed to ensure those data are timely and accurate enough to use for measuring program performance, experts say.

The What Works Clearinghouse is launching a new Web site and Facebook page, to help practitioners access its research.

President Obama plans to nominate two board members for the National Board for Education Sciences, but the advisory group for the Education Department's research arm will still be down five members at its meeting next week.

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.

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