A new Harvard study of international and domestic tests shows different facets of American students' global competitiveness.


New Census Bureau data show more young children are reading with their families and more older children are taking honors courses than were a decade ago.


Studies of student progress on state and national tests highlight a disconnect in how policymakers judge programs' effectiveness.


Researchers plan ways to integrate their work in rapidly changing education environments.


Federal school improvement grants are generating a potential goldmine for researchers, with hundreds of schools producing in-depth data about their students, teachers, and the ways they are trying to improve. Yet some officials worry that some researchers are taking the wrong approach to getting that data.


States explore ways to make additional learning time more meaningful.


States are working to make teacher-student data links more meaningful to teachers.


A technical education research bill may become the vehicle for a debt ceiling compromise.


New federal grants and civil rights requirements have led states and districts to generate an unprecedented flood of data on students from preschool through college, and states are working to help districts make sense of it.


For the latest updates from the National Center for Education Statistics' annual National Forum on Education Statistics and NCES Data Conference, follow me on Twitter at @sarahdsparks.


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