The U.S. Department of Education is proposing a 'three-tier' model to weigh the research base undergirding programs that apply for one of its new innovation grants.


A brief describes how social science came to figure in a Congressional compromise over funding for home-visitation programs.


A group of German scientists have found that a nasal spray containing a molecule called interleukin-6, when taken in combination with a good night's sleep, can boost memory.


John Q. Easton, the U.S. Department of Education's top research czar, reveals that federal education officials are planning a giant, comprehensive study to determine what states are doing with economic-stimulus dollars and how it's working out for them.


A new report from the Institute of Education Sciences musters some practical advice from experts on how teachers, schools, and districts can use data to plan instruction.


A new national study suggests that high-quality child care early in life can blunt the negative learning effects normally associated with growing up poor.


Word comes via Twitter that the work of the Center for Comprehensive School Reform and Improvement is winding down.


A study released last week of New York City's charter schools prompts an endorsement from The Washington Post and draws debate in the blogosphere.


A new report suggests that academic studies are not the first place that education leaders turn to when they make decisions about schooling.


A much-anticipated study of 78 New York City charter schools suggests that the charters are helping to close achievement gaps between poor, inner-city students and their peers in affluent suburbs, such as Scarsdale.


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