The U.S. Department of Education has announced it is opening a competition for the next iteration of the nation's regional educational laboratories.


The push to create a high-tech Advanced Research Projects Agency for education in the style of the Sputnik-era Defense agency is getting top political backing this afternoon from President Obama, Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Melinda Gates.


As federal lawmakers slash funding for the $250 million Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy program, continuing research from the program that inspired it is starting to show benefits for struggling adolescent readers.


Joan Ferrini-Mundy has been appointed the assistant director for the National Science Foundation's Directorate for Education and Human Resources, the section responsible for the majority of the NSF's research into learning.


A study set to be published in the April issue of Psychological Science may point to why peer pressure is so hard to fight: It changes the brain itself.


Advocates of the regional education laboratories are hitting the Senate this week, hoping to save the labs after the House approved eliminating their funding early Sunday.


Javier Movellan, director of the Machine Perception Laboratory at the University of California San Dieago, makes a passionate argument in favor of throwing out the traditional linear education research model in favor of a more flexible process that allows researchers to work more closely with educators.


American Association for the Advancement of Science President Alice S. Huang plans to dedicate part of her keynote address to open the conference tonight on ways to encourage K-12 students to get and stay interested in science, technology, engineering and math fields.


A pair of studies of the brain activity and hand movements of children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder may point to more accurate ways to measure the cause and severity of their problems.


K-12 education research faces an uncertain budget picture, even as President Obama calls for greater investment in the field in the fiscal year 2012 budget proposal.


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