Harvard and the University of Nebraska got $10 million each to operate new federal research centers—one on teacher effectiveness and the other on rural education—for the next five years.


After plans for its May meeting were dashed, the board that advises the federal Institute for Education Sciences announces plans for a July meeting


Classroom noise makes certain sounds harder to distinguish for some children, a study says.


Researchers surveying parents in Washington and Denver, Colo., found that transportation difficulties prevent as many as a quarter of families from choosing the schools they prefer...


A blogger makes the case for replacing large, national experiments on what works in schools with dozens of smaller, less expensive local experiments.


The study focuses on 8th and 9th graders, who are among the most motivationally challenged of all age groups when it comes to schoolwork.


Student-mobility rates may be on the rise, but two new papers suggests researchers have much to learn about how school moves affect students' well being.


A Swarthmore College researcher says his reanalysis of a study on Wisconsin's Learnfare may offer lessons for school cash-incentive experiments going on today.


Early findings from a state-ordered study of Florida's private-school voucher program show participants doing no better and no worse than their public-school peers


A Web site offers readers open access to social science research produced by foundations, charitable organizations, and other nonprofits.


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