The study involved 40 charter management organizations with 292 schools in 14 states, all of which were nonprofits that control at least four schools and had at least four schools open in the fall of 2007. It looked at how quickly these organizations are growing, who the schools serve, the resources they use, what influences their growth, and their effects' on student outcomes, among other issues.


Racial categories make it easier for education researchers to compare students and probe achievement gaps, but they can also create inappropriate narratives about students' potential, argued Gloria Ladson-Billings in last night's 8th annual Brown lecture in education research.


A new study suggests principals who learn time scheduling and management delegation can gain the equivalent of an extra day each week for instructional leadership.


Outside support appears to be building for an Advanced Research Projects Agency-Education, or ARPA-Ed, modeled on a cutting-edge research group within the U.S. Department of Defense known as DARPA.


There may at last be some stability in sight for the advisory board for the Institute of Education Sciences, the U.S. Education Department's research agency.


Which comes first: the struggle to do math, or the fear of it? A new study suggests that the way one deals with that first rush of anxiety can be critical to actual math performance.


A new brain-imaging study finds that during adolescence, a child can gain or lose as many as 20 points in IQ.


Will 'interim' accountability testing lead to better classroom instruction? A new study suggests district implementation will be key.


Education and other programs are generating and reporting unprecedented amounts of data, but federal agencies are only just beginning to build the processes needed to ensure those data are timely and accurate enough to use for measuring program performance, experts say.


The What Works Clearinghouse is launching a new Web site and Facebook page, to help practitioners access its research.


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