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April 15, 2019

How Do You Get Academia to Value Education Research-Practitioner Partnerships? Make a Tenure Track

Two major education philanthropies are supporting the first professor position to study and train researchers to develop lasting partnerships with school districts.

April 10, 2019

Achievement Gap Between Rich and Poor Is Unchanged After 50 Years, Study Says

A study finds that the achievement gap between the most and least wealthy students barely budged and scholars met last week to hash out some reasons why.

March 27, 2019

Genetics Lessons Can Spark Racism in Students. This Change Can Prevent It

A more nuanced approach to teaching genetics might do more than boost students' science know-how, new studies show; it could reduce racism.

March 27, 2019

Education Research Agency Looks to Leverage Big Data, Reduce Costs

The Institute of Education Sciences has proposed new research priorities.

March 26, 2019

Building a 'Culture of Evidence in Education': A Q&A With Larry Hedges

Yidan Prize winner Larry Hedges wants to make complex statistical analyses more transparent for educators and policymakers.

March 22, 2019

How Economist Alan Krueger Renewed the Does-Money-Matter Debate in Schooling

Alan Krueger, a groundbreaking Princeton University economist, died earlier this week at age 58. While perhaps best known for his study of minimum wages, Krueger also provided critical empirical research on fundamental and often hotly-debated questions about class sizes, school choice, educational attainment, and resources in schools.

March 14, 2019

What Climate Change Might Mean for Test Scores

Climate researchers estimate the average temperature across the United States to warm by 5 degrees Fahrenheit by 2050, and a forthcoming study suggests more frequent and severe hot spells could chip away at student learning over time.

March 11, 2019

Big Education Research Cuts Included in Trump's Proposed 2020 Budget

President Trump's proposed budget for fiscal 2020 would boost the Education Innovation and Research fund, but would cut back on education research in other areas across the federal government.

February 06, 2019

Most Rural Ed. Programs Are Developed in Urban Schools. These Research Centers Want to Change That

School improvement and student mental health are hot topics in education, and don't lack for research evidence. But two new federal research centers aim to study the issues in the often-overlooked context of rural schools.

February 04, 2019

What's a More Important Parent Investment: Money or Time?

Two new international studies look at how parents judge how to invest in their children's education, and what happens to children's academic progress when one parent can't be involved.

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