A trio of recent studies evaluating the impact of the No Child Left Behind Act's tutoring provision show that students in some districts are making small, but not great, learning gains.

More than half the nation's principals are now women, according to one of five statistical reports released yesterday by the National Center for Education Statistics.

A study published in Psychological Science suggests that increasing numbers of competitors can depress an individual's motivation to compete.

A report posted this morning by the Consortium on Chicago School Research suggests that more than half of Chicago's teachers switch schools or leave the profession after four years on the job.

A study finds that a new breed of high schools—the independent-study high school—is popping up across the Golden State.

The Institute of Education Sciences, in a request for proposals posted yesterday, is calling on researchers to develop promising strategies to address the problems of "chronically low-performing schools."

A soon-to-be published paper by a Princeton University economist suggests that "value-added" calculations for determining which teachers are effective could be based on shaky assumptions.

Julia Gillard, Australia's deputy prime minister, visited Washington last week to talk up her government's ambitious plans for improving education.

Michigan State University has received a $5 million federal grant to create a doctoral program to teach budding researchers to apply economic techniques to education policy questions.

The former dean of the education school at the University of Louisville is facing federal charges in connection with a grant.

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