It's easy for a research reporter to get buried in the technical details of education science and miss out on exploring the real-life implications of all those lab findings. After more than a year and a half covering studies from language acquisition to some of the more unusual benefits of parent involvement, I've decided to to take a more embedded approach—what you might call a single case study—to education research: On December 26, 2011, my husband Dan and I welcomed our first child, Brenden—a slightly belated Christmas present. I seriously doubt I will go as gonzo in-depth...


The next iteration of the nation's regional educational laboratory system will have some new faces.


American young adults are extending their education and putting off some major adult milestones, such as entering the workforce and marrying, compared to decades past, according to a new demographic report by the National Center for Education Statistics.


A federal follow-up study of a successful kindergarten reading intervention finds its benefits do not hold over time.


States are doing a better job of telling high schools how their graduates fare at college, according to a new report from the Data Quality Campaign.


Online algebra classes can bridge the gap for rural students who are ready for advanced math but whose schools lack the resources for a formal class, according to the first federal longitudinal study of online algebra instruction.


Comparisons of recent international test data undermine the evidence for several of the hypothesized causes of the math achievement gap between boys and girls, according to a new analysis in the Notices of the American Mathematical Society


Helen Neville has won the 2011Transforming Education Through Neuroscience award for studies suggesting parent training can compound cognitive improvements for children receiving attention interventions.


A new study of working- and middle-class students suggests their ability to seek academic help from adults can affect their performance and how teachers view them.


A new study finds depressed students' risk of suicide starts as early as elementary and middle school.


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