The "Curriculum Matters" blog reports that three new research centers—two on mathematics and scaling up successful schools—are in the works at the federal Institute of Education Sciences.
The U.S. Office of Management and Budget announced plans for a governmentwide initiative aimed at encouraging federal agencies to build a better evidence base for their programs.
A pair of University of Texas researchers find that only half of the principals in the Lone Star state stay on the job more than three years.
The Board on Testing and Assessment calls for rigorous evaluations of Race to the Top initiatives.
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.