Data from the National Assessment of Educational Progress show wide gaps in performance for students who miss school.


The White House has ordered major federal research agencies to give the public broader, quicker—and free—access to taxpayer-funded research.


A new study finds that the presence of animals can help children with autism socialize in classrooms.


Adam Gamoran will step in as president of the William T. Grant Foundation in September, taking over from longtime leader Robert C. Granger.


Countries that consistently top U.S. performance in the Program for International Student Assessment also have more equitable education systems, but American schools are making progress, according to a new study.


Guest blog By Stephen Sawchuk. Cross-posted from Teacher Beat. The recommendations in the final Measures of Effective Teaching work products may not be supported by the project's hard data, the National Education Policy Center contends in a review of the MET project. The review, released last week, was written by Jesse Rothstein, of the University of California-Berkeley, and William Mathis, of the University of Colorado at Boulder. The NEPC has taken issue with several prior releases from the MET study. In the critique, the scholars take aim at the study's randomization component, the basis for the MET report's headline finding ...


A new study published this afternoon in the online journal PLOS-1—and conducted by a team of high school students partnering with researchers via a National Science Foundation outreach program—suggests grades of friends rise or fall together over time.


High schools that succeed athletically are not necessarily punting on their academic success, according to an analysis published recently in the Journal of Research in Education


The Education Department's special education center has proposed four new research priorities, concerned with helping those with disabilities become employed and integrated in their communities.


A new study suggests helping teenagers understand how people change in different situations can reduce their own hostility.


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