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.
A new report from the Educational Testing Service tracks national progress in narrowing the kinds of racial, ethnic, and income disparities that make achievement gaps so resistant to change.
The What Works Clearinghouse gives an inconclusive review of the research on the effectiveness of the popular Singapore Math textbook series.
A former IES insider offers a roadmap for tracking the changes that might be in store for the U.S. Department of Education's main research arm.
Lots of studies explore the best way to teach reading or run schools or prevent teenage pregnancy. But few studies look at what people in the day-to-day world of policy and practice actually do with new research knowledge. Does it get used, or do the findings float out like soap bubbles, gleam in the sunlight for a few seconds, and then disappear? More likely the latter, but no one really knows for sure. To find out, the William T. Grant Foundation has launched a $1.5 million-a-year grant program. The grants of $100,000 to $600,000 will go to ...