A new brain-imaging study finds that during adolescence, a child can gain or lose as many as 20 points in IQ.
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October 19, 2011
October 18, 2011
Will 'interim' accountability testing lead to better classroom instruction? A new study suggests district implementation will be key.
October 06, 2011
Education and other programs are generating and reporting unprecedented amounts of data, but federal agencies are only just beginning to build the processes needed to ensure those data are timely and accurate enough to use for measuring program performance, experts say.
October 04, 2011
The What Works Clearinghouse is launching a new Web site and Facebook page, to help practitioners access its research.
September 29, 2011
Schools that successfully extend learning time to improve student achievement change their practice in eight critical ways, according to a new study by the National Center on Time and Learning.
September 27, 2011
A new report from the George W. Bush Institute finds suburban school districts are "mediocre" in comparison to international peers.
September 26, 2011
V. Darleen Opfer is settling in as head of RAND Corp.'s education division, and pushing to make sure the education research giant's studies actually make a difference in the field.
September 26, 2011
Arizona State University testing researcher Roy Levy has been named the only education winner of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers, the highest federal honor for young scientists.
September 23, 2011
The nearly 40-year-old Educational Research Service will wind down operations in November, but two research groups—Hanover Research and Editorial Projects in Education, which publishes Education Week— will be picking up several of its longtime projects.
September 21, 2011
Many immigrants come to the United States seeking a better life for their children, but a new report by the Harvard Educational Review finds those who come to the country illegally face worse social and academic development as they grow.