Basing teachers' pay on merit might give a small boost to students' reading achievement—if teachers understand how it works.


Larry McQuillan, the public affairs director for the American Institutes for Research, died Sept. 19.


A new think tank project launches with a critique of preschool enrollment estimates.


Equity audits may be one route for school leaders to dig out causes of chronic achievement and discipline gaps.


Fifty years after the landmark Pygmalion experiments showed how teacher expectations help or hurt student learning, a new study suggests teachers' own backgrounds deeply affect what they expect from students.


Poor and well-off families responded differently to a Chicago initiative to put low-performing schools on academic probation.


The U.S. Education Department's research arm faces bad and even worse cuts in the Senate and House versions of the next budget bill.


Studies in Chicago and New York City suggest poverty and homelessness can scatter students and increase their commute times to class.


Education heavy-hitter Linda Darling-Hammond will be president and chief executive officer of the newly launched Learning Policy Institute.


The most comprehensive replication study to date finds that it's often difficult to get the same results from social science experiments the second time around.


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