C. Kent McGuire, dean of Temple University's education college and former head of education research during the Clinton Administration, has been named president of the Southern Education Foundation.


A new study of the Florida class-size reduction initiative suggests it has not significantly raised student achievement nor appreciably reduced the actual number of students.


The Departments of Education and Labor are trying to flesh out what it means to be "college and career ready" in 750 different jobs. A new proposed employment-education matrix will lay out the typical education degrees, work experience, state licensing or certification and on-the-job training needed to be considered competent (and thus employable) in different jobs.


Concerns about researcher-educator partnerships bubbled up at Wednesday's meeting of the National Board for Education Sciences, the group that advises the Education Department's research arm.


The Education Department is relaxing inclusion rules and increasing incentives for schools willing to participate in its upcoming national evaluation of the Teacher Incentive Fund.


Students in poverty who receive regular shipments of books and other reading materials show better reading performance and better motivation to read, according to a new study, but there is still little evidence of what causes these improvements.


Each additional year of schooling that a country's women attain cuts by nearly 10 percent the children who will die before age 5, according to a new study.


The Common Data Standards Initiative's Technical Working Group has released its first version of voluntary common data standards, intended to make it easier to compare and exchange information across districts and states.


Experts at the fall policy meeting of the American Educational Research Association's Organization of Institutional Affiliates this week voiced concerns that educators won't be able to use state data to improve instruction.


A new federal study suggests an extra reading class instead of a regular elective can boost reading comprehension for students who enter freshman year reading several grade levels behind.


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