Harvard University economist Roland G. Fryer, Jr., known for his work in tracing the potential causes and educational results of the achievement gaps for minority students, has been named one of 22 new fellows of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.


Education Week resource highlights research and trends in data-driven decision making.


A new report argues for more foster-care services based on current research on adolescent development.


A new study points to a potential indicator to screen preschool-age students at risk of later math difficulty.


The United States still leads the world in having a college-educated workforce, but it is the only country among the G-20 members whose incoming workers are less educated than those retiring, according to a study released this morning by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.


A worker's level of education has a greater effect on his or her earnings over the course of a 40-year career than any other demographic factor, including gender or race, according to a new study by the U.S. Census Bureau.


The Educational Research Service, a group serving school districts, is expected to close up shop in November after nearly 40 years.


A new nationwide study finds children of smokers miss more school days than those in a smoke-free home.


President Obama today nominated Princeton University labor economist and frequent education researcher Alan B. Krueger to be chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors.


The Education Department plans to finalize new data privacy rules by the end of the year and propose new rules to clarify grant-making procedures.


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