"It's a shift in perspective from a focus on the curriculum and individual teachers to focusing on the collective work of the school," says an author of a new longitudinal research analysis.
New data from ChildTrends shows some children shoulder greater challenges that may affect their school performance.
The full Senate still must approve the nomination for the agency, which hasn't had a permanent director since 2014.
After decades of sinking birth rates and improving longevity, the U.S. Census Bureau projects that by 2035, older Americans will outnumber children for the first time. That will leave more and more school districts financially dependent on communities with little or no direct connection to their students.
For teachers, administrators, and policymakers trying to figure out how to improve student learning under the Every Student Succeeds Act, understanding the good-enough evidence can be more important that finding the best silver bullet.
The effects of even high-quality preschool programs tend to fade over time, but extracurricular programs in early grades may help boost the benefits of early education after students start school, according to a new longitudinal study by the research firm MDRC.
The Society for Research in Educational Effectiveness' annual conference here last week highlighted new ways the United States is learning from the United Kingdom both in research development and use in education.
Poverty, class and racial animus that sparked devastating riots in the 1960s still echo today, and efforts to provide better educational opportunities and holistic supports for children and their families remain a crucial lever to prevent their return, according to a new report.
Research experts debate how researchers can navigate data access with districts and states.
Advocates with knowledge of the plan say the Trump administration will propose consolidating the state longitudinal data system program, the Regional Educational Laboratory Program, and the Comprehensive Centers that help out states.