A soon-to-be published paper by a Princeton University economist suggests that "value-added" calculations for determining which teachers are effective could be based on shaky assumptions.


Julia Gillard, Australia's deputy prime minister, visited Washington last week to talk up her government's ambitious plans for improving education.


Michigan State University has received a $5 million federal grant to create a doctoral program to teach budding researchers to apply economic techniques to education policy questions.


The former dean of the education school at the University of Louisville is facing federal charges in connection with a grant.


A survey out this morning picks up some double-digit increases over the last 10 years in the percentages of fathers who participate in their children's education.


A leadership expert from across the pond says a "lingering culture of heroism" is pressuring school leaders to live up to unrealistic demands.


The faculty at the Harvard Graduate School of Education has voted to allow the university to make its scholarly articles openly available online.


The Council of Chief State School Officers sifts through more than 400 studies on professional development to identify some common ingredients for success.


Students really do learn less when a cellphone rings in the middle of class, according to a forthcoming study by researchers from the University of Washington in St. Louis.


In a blog post, OMB director Peter R. Orszag describes his "two-tier" approach to promoting the use of rigorous scientific evaluations in government decision-making.


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