Recess whispers about who has "cooties" abound on elementary school playgrounds, but stopping this early gossip can protect its victims from social isolation and more severe bullying later on, a new University of Washington study finds.
Failure is never in fashion. Research journals don't often rush to publish a study that finds the latest innovative reading program isn't effective with poor inner-city students. And advocates of data-driven decision-making often find school leaders reluctant to dig into dismal state math tests beyond the most basic question of how to raise scores, fast. That's why I was struck by this recent speech by Diana Laufenberg, an 11th-grade American history teacher at the Science Leadership Academy in Philadelphia, on TED, a site which posts expert lectures on a variety of subjects. Ms. Laufenberg argues for the value of teaching ...
Newly released studies suggest educational partnerships with physicians may help disadvantaged families prepare their children to start school.
In the waning hours of the 111th Congress, New Jersey Democratic Rep. Rush Holt introduced a bill to help educators translate research into usable classroom knowledge.
Two of the nation's oldest programs for paving the way to college may have a bigger impact than previously thought.
Education research saw an influx of federal money this year, but scholars voice continuing frustration with translating research into practice.
The Education Department has established 10 new regional advisory committees intended to help shape the future of federal comprehensive centers.
Great Britain, like the United States, is in the middle of a major push to use student achievement data to improve instruction and school policy. And, like us, the implementation is still a bit hit or miss, in part because teachers find their classroom data more accurate and useful.
A new study of brain images of dyslexic students shows differences in students who are better able to compensate for their disability. The research holds promise for better targeted screening and interventions in the future.
The Senate has filled several longstanding holes in leadership at the Institute of Education Sciences and its advisory board.