The U.S. Census Bureau has released the most detailed information to date about how far Americans get in the education system.

Comedian Stephen Colbert and a panel of education celebrity judges will honor researchers who come up with the best data-mining or education application based on a new database.

The Education Department's research agency and national research organizations will hold workshops to help researchers boost their study rigor then they don't have the money or capacity for a fully randomized experiment.

Incoming teachers believe neuroscience has the potential to improve their practice, according to new research, but there remain a lot of misconceptions about what science of the brain really proves about learning.

Jack Buckley, the new commissioner of the National Center for Education Statistics is determined to keep state longitudinal data systems evolving amid state budget and staff constraints, he told participants at the American Educational Research Association convention in New Orleans.

As my colleague Alyson Klein has been reporting over at Politics K-12, Congress agreed to a basic deal last week to prevent a government shutdown, but there was no specific language available to give the details. Now there is, and it looks like the regional eductional labs can finally breathe a bit. Jim Kohlmoos of the Knowledge Alliance, which represents the labs, spotted the year-end continuing resolution filed in the wee hours this morning. It provides $57.65 million for the labs for this year—$12 million less than the fiscal 2010 levels but a whole lot better than nothing—and...

A new study from the University of Georgia, presented at the American Educational Research Association conference, suggests that including appropriate graphics with test questions can help English-language learners translate their math skills, even when there are no other accommodations available.

The American Educational Research Association is calling for Congress to decouple education statistics and education research in the next reauthorization of the Institute of Education Sciences.

The number of late-arriving students as a proportion of enrollment at KIPP schools is similar to that of local traditional public schools, says a working paper released today by the Princeton, N.J.-based Mathematica Policy Research Inc.

Students who aren't proficient in reading by grade 3 are four times less likely to graduate than proficient readers, and the gap is even more severe for students in poverty, according to a study to be released this morning at the American Educational Research Association conference.

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