The Teacher Beat blog has the down-low on two new studies---one compares seniority-vs.-value-added methods for laying off teachers and another looks at the teaching assignments of Teach for America recruits.
A Mathematica researcher suggests that some findings on charter schools are starting to converge.
Geoffrey Canada, the driving force behind the Harlem Children's Zone, responds to an analysis that characterized the zone's Promise Academy school as "middling" compared to other NYC charters.
The foundation wants to help bring 20 good ideas in education to the national marketplace.
A North Carolina study finds that traditional signals of teacher quality, such as licensing, certification, and experience, still matter when it comes to improving student achievement.
While research has found that students in the Harlem Children's Zone's Promise Academy outperform their regular public school peers, a new analysis suggests they don't do all that much better than other New York City charters.
The American Institutes for Research gets a new president and a new dean is named at George Washington University's graduate education school.
Paying students to take the NAEP may be one way to shake them out of their senior slump, a study finds.
A pair of reports share some promising results from programs that use different approaches to tackle the thorny problem of teaching the struggling adolescent reader.
President Obama has named Jack Buckley as his choice for the long-empty post of commissioner of the National Center for Education Statistics.