A children's public-television show launched last fall uses a popular book series and the expertise of reading researchers to boost young children's vocabulary skills.


The first-of-a-kind Handbook of Research on School Choice offers a primer on a wide range of forms of school-choice, including charter schools, private-school vouchers, homeschooling, and magnet schools.


The conservative Weekly Standard, in its cover story this week, casts a critical eye on the goings-on last month at the American Educational Research Association's annual research fest.


Today's Swedish 13-year-olds outscore their 1960s counterparts in logic and spatial ability, a new study shows.


The Institute of Education Sciences aims to underwrite a network of researchers with the singular mission of improving the science—and the teaching—of reading comprehension.


President Obama's proposed 2010 federal budget contains sizable spending increases for federal education research.


A couple of free-market revolutionaries, in a new book, predict that technology will transform schools, weaken teachers' unions, and upend the politics of schooling.


A new paper from the American Enterprise Institute suggests that the lifetime payoff for a four-year college degree falls short of the $1 million figure that's often quoted in the field.


Students in both Germany and the U.S. were turning in unimpressive performances on international mathematics tests in 1996, but only Germany saw the bad news as a call for national standards, a Michigan State University researcher says.


A cognitive scientist, in a new book, distills findings from his field in an attempt to help teachers understand what makes school boring for students.


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