The Education Department has released a draft of the statement of work for the RELs' upcoming contract competition, due out March 25.


As Teach for America celebrates its 20-year anniversary, the group's federal expansion grant may provide an opportunity to prove its role in improving education in high-need communities.


Brain Awareness Week continues through March 20 with 320 online and live exhibits and demonstrations across the country, as educators and researchers work for better ways to translate brain science into classroom instruction.


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.


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