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June 23, 2011

Closing the Data Gaps to Close Achievement Gaps

A new report on Hispanic achievement gaps also highlights variation in how English language learners are included in the "nation's report card."

June 15, 2011

Your Twitter Source in Fake Education Research News

What Works Clearinghouse has its own "official fake Twitter feed," but no official real Twitter feed yet.

June 13, 2011

Gifted Ed Advocates Hope for More Research in Next Federal Law

With the decades-old Jacob K. Javits grants for research on gifted and talented education killed in the fiscal 2011 budget agreement, gifted education advocates are pinning their hopes on providing more research in the next authorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

May 11, 2011

Regional Labs Competition Opens At Last

The Education Department has released its final request for proposals for the next iteration of the regional educational laboratories.

April 14, 2011

IES Workshops Aim to Beef Up Research Design

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.

April 12, 2011

NCES Commissioner To Address NAEP, State Data Systems

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.

April 11, 2011

AERA: Reauthorization Should Separate IES Research, Statistics

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.

April 07, 2011

Ed. Dept. Proposes New Student Data Privacy Rules

In a continuing push to clarify student data privacy rules for researchers and education officials alike, the Education Department today named its first chief privacy officer and proposed several changes to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

March 29, 2011

What Works Clearinghouse Creates Nuanced Search Tools

The Institute of Education Sciences is overhauling the What Works Clearinghouse site, including new search tools for education research.

March 28, 2011

Research Labs Still Waiting For Contract News

With no certainty yet on funding or contracts for the nation's regional educational labs, the Institute of Education Sciences is busy tying up as many loose ends as possible.

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