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October 06, 2011

What Works Clearinghouse Gets a Facelift, Joins Facebook

The What Works Clearinghouse is launching a new Web site and Facebook page, to help practitioners access its research.

October 04, 2011

Obama to Nominate New Members for Education Research Advisory Board

President Obama plans to nominate two board members for the National Board for Education Sciences, but the advisory group for the Education Department's research arm will still be down five members at its meeting next week.

August 29, 2011

ED Finalizing New Data Privacy, Grant-Making Rules

The Education Department plans to finalize new data privacy rules by the end of the year and propose new rules to clarify grant-making procedures.

August 25, 2011

Education Department Overhauls Data Website

The Education Department has launched a new version of its school data Website with more tools for visitors to use the information.

August 23, 2011

Deborah Speece Tapped to Lead IES' Special Ed. Research

After a more than two-year search, the Institute of Education Sciences has finally named Deborah L. Speece as commissioner of the National Center for Special Education Research.

August 10, 2011

What Do Rising Title I Achievement Scores Really Mean?

Studies of student progress on state and national tests highlight a disconnect in how policymakers judge programs' effectiveness.

August 05, 2011

Districts Confused By School Turnaround Data Researchers

Federal school improvement grants are generating a potential goldmine for researchers, with hundreds of schools producing in-depth data about their students, teachers, and the ways they are trying to improve. Yet some officials worry that some researchers are taking the wrong approach to getting that data.

August 01, 2011

As Regional Ed Labs Go, So Goes the U.S. Economy?

A technical education research bill may become the vehicle for a debt ceiling compromise.

July 29, 2011

States Trying to Help Districts Navigate New Data Streams

New federal grants and civil rights requirements have led states and districts to generate an unprecedented flood of data on students from preschool through college, and states are working to help districts make sense of it.

July 22, 2011

National Data Conference Highlights Privacy, Innovations

The National Center for Education Statistics' annual National Forum on Education Statistics and NCES Data Conference begins next week, and Inside School Research will be live-Tweeting the event. While STATS-D.C. is always geared to the technical side, this year explosion of new sessions on using state longitudinal data systems and the piles of new data coming in from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

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