As my colleague Alyson Klein has been reporting over at Politics K-12, Congress agreed to a basic deal last week to prevent a government shutdown, but there was no specific language available to give the details. Now there is, and it looks like the regional eductional labs can finally breathe a bit. Jim Kohlmoos of the Knowledge Alliance, which represents the labs, spotted the year-end continuing resolution filed in the wee hours this morning. It provides $57.65 million for the labs for this year—$12 million less than the fiscal 2010 levels but a whole lot better than nothing—and...
A new study from the University of Georgia, presented at the American Educational Research Association conference, suggests that including appropriate graphics with test questions can help English-language learners translate their math skills, even when there are no other accommodations available.
The American Educational Research Association is calling for Congress to decouple education statistics and education research in the next reauthorization of the Institute of Education Sciences.
The number of late-arriving students as a proportion of enrollment at KIPP schools is similar to that of local traditional public schools, says a working paper released today by the Princeton, N.J.-based Mathematica Policy Research Inc.
Students who aren't proficient in reading by grade 3 are four times less likely to graduate than proficient readers, and the gap is even more severe for students in poverty, according to a study to be released this morning at the American Educational Research Association conference.
In a continuing push to clarify student data privacy rules for researchers and education officials alike, the Education Department today named its first chief privacy officer and proposed several changes to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
Award-winning research provides improbable education results.
The American Educational Research Association is launching a mobile app in connection with its annual research conference.
The Institute of Education Sciences is overhauling the What Works Clearinghouse site, including new search tools for education research.
With no certainty yet on funding or contracts for the nation's regional educational labs, the Institute of Education Sciences is busy tying up as many loose ends as possible.