Joan McLaughlin has been named commissioner of the National Center for Special Education Research, cementing the role she has held as an acting commissioner since July.
Children born into the nation's poorest families have less than a 1-in-10 shot to make it into the top 20 percent by their mid-20s, and social mobility has remained stagnant for more than 40 years, according to a new study by the National Bureau of Economic Research.
Fourteen researchers have joined the ranks of the National Academy of Education this week.
An evaluation of Early College high schools finds their students more likely to attend and complete college than students in traditional high schools.
The advisory board for the U.S. Education Department's research arm will look at English-learner issues and reauthorization for the federal education research law at its next meeting.
New federal data show nearly half of people who were 10th graders in 2002 have not earned any college degree or certification a decade later.
Few to no female or minority students take the Advanced Placement test in computer science, according to a new analysis.
A new study finds that extracurricular activities have differing positive effects for rural boys compared to girls.
Reports of low college-completion rates may be giving up on college students too soon. New data released by the federal Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System suggest a significant portion of students complete college degrees and professional certificates in double the traditional time allotted for those programs.
The jury is still out on the early-education curriculum Tools of the Mind, but the program, which aims to improve young students' self control, has obviously caught the imagination of educators, and 2014 may bring a final ruling on its effectiveness.