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.


The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development has just released its Education at a Glance 2010.


Teaching to the test is old news; new research suggests teaching with the test may help students remember and apply knowledge better.


The National Center on Education Statistics has tabled its primary study of adult literacy in favor of a smaller, more targeted international assessment intended to gauge Americans' skills in a technologically advanced workplace.


The National Board for Education Sciences has announced its next meeting, Sept. 29. Now it has to hope members will be confirmed in time to show up.


Teacher Beat blogger Steve Sawchuk digs into a report on teacher hiring and transfer systems.


A new Cornell University study suggests preschool children use statistical differences to gauge a stranger's preferences.


Two new studies suggest states and schools still have a long way to go to protect children in the event of a wide-scale disaster.


As education watchers reflect on the fifth anniversary of the hurricanes that devastated Gulf Coast schools, they may find a few lessons in how to make all research more relevant to schools.


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