Public schools run by for-profit companies now enroll nearly 340,000 students, says a new report, but their growth may be slowing.

The department's top research official shared his plans for the Institute of Education Sciences this summer with leaders of the federal regional laboratories, an industry blog says.

A Scottish researcher makes the case that spending time on Facebook can enhance working memory, but Twitter and text-messaging may have the opposite effect.

A little-publicized finding in a recent study suggests that verbal put-downs are just as common in small schools, private schools, and more-advantaged schools as they are in other types of schools.

A federal report finds there is just as much—or more—variation in spending among charter school districts as there is among more typical ones.

Former Institute of Education Sciences director Grover "Russ" Whitehurst reveals his stances on key education issues in a new Q&A and a Washington Post story tells us what one well-known researcher makes.

Former education statistics commissioner Mark Schneider warns states to think twice before signing up to participate on their own in international student assessments.

National education research groups make a pitch for more attention to research in the U.S. Department of Education's proposed regulations for the $4 billion Race to the Top competition.

When a stellar teacher comes on board, student achievement rises for an entire grade of students, according to a new, first-of-a-kind study of North Carolina schoolchildren.

Research by and for teachers is the theme of the August issue of Teachers College Record

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