A British review of 100 studies suggests reasons why the current emphasis in the U.S. on boosting student achievement could backfire.

Readers, Inside School Research is taking a break for two weeks and leaving behind all those dusty academic journals, regression equations, and randomized controlled trials. See you on Aug. 16!...

A new study explores whether a state exam in Arizona could be a useful way to predict which students will succeed in college.

A New York Times article on a study examining the long-term benefits of good teaching in the early grades is stirring up the blogosphere.

Two of the education field's better-known research organizations announced plans today to join forces.

The Teacher Beat blog has the down-low on two new studies---one compares seniority-vs.-value-added methods for laying off teachers and another looks at the teaching assignments of Teach for America recruits.

A Mathematica researcher suggests that some findings on charter schools are starting to converge.

Geoffrey Canada, the driving force behind the Harlem Children's Zone, responds to an analysis that characterized the zone's Promise Academy school as "middling" compared to other NYC charters.

The foundation wants to help bring 20 good ideas in education to the national marketplace.

A North Carolina study finds that traditional signals of teacher quality, such as licensing, certification, and experience, still matter when it comes to improving student achievement.

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