The best-laid plans for teacher evaluation systems don't always survive contact with the classroom, and a new study suggests that how principals "tinker" can make a difference in how teachers really get judged.

It can be easy to focus on poor grades or absenteeism when thinking about young people at risk, but that leaves out serious health and social issues that can affect students' school lives.

By the end of middle school, students may lose a third to half of what they learn during the year to the so-called "summer slide." But the real gaps may not come from where you think.

Researchers who studied controversial school choice initiatives in the Big Easy have been tapped to launch a research center and massive database on school choice.

Students often summarize or spout cliched morals when asked to analyze literature. But a new study finds two new ways teachers can get them to look deeply at what they read.

Mark Schneider, the new director of the Institute of Education Sciences, is pushing for new directions in the Education Department's research agency: more research on higher education and long-term achievement, and more practical results for educators.

Moving from arresting students to civil citations and alternative programs can help reduce both youth crime and racial disparities in discipline, according to a new study.

Matthew Soldner will step in as commissioner of the National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance.

A massive new research analysis finds that formal education remains "the most consistent, robust, and durable method yet to be identified for raising intelligence."

The Every Student Succeeds Act calls for states to take a bigger lead in helping districts use education research to improve schools, but many states have limited capacity.

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