The National Center on Education Statistics this morning releases its annual education data digest.


While the No Child Left Behind Act's threat of sanctions for low-performing schools can goose test scores, substantial school improvement comes from the law's ultimate sanction, wholesale restructuring, according to a new analysis of the law's effects in North Carolina.


The American Educational Research Association is joining the ranks of open-access research with a new journal, AERA Open, expected to begin publishing early next year.


The debate over Education Secretary Arne Duncan's speech at AERA—and the protests it engendered—continues.


Researchers at the University of Minnesota are studying how to measure executive function as a foundation for early-school-readiness.


Think education research has a tendency to get politicized now? Congress is debating ways to increase its own control over the National Science Foundation's peer review process, a move that could put a serious chill on the study of controversial education and other public interest topics.


Common Core State Standards are calling for more focus on students reading charts and graphics, but new research shows engaging graphics can reduce students' understanding of chart data.


Education Secretary Arne Duncan challenged critics of testing at the AERA meeting in San Francisco.


Protests are starting as Education Secretary Arne Duncan prepares to speak at the American Educational Research Association meeting in San Francisco.


New research presented Sunday at the American Educational Research Association meeting here suggests students' confidence in their own social skills and the emotional support in their classroom can change the way they ask for help.


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