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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.

March 28, 2011

National Board Seeks Research Frugality for IES

The National Board for Education Sciences is looking for ways to design future research in ways that will make it easier to glean useful information from well-designed studies that showed no or negative effects.

March 15, 2011

More Details Emerge on Regional Education Labs

The Education Department has released a draft of the statement of work for the RELs' upcoming contract competition, due out March 25.

March 08, 2011

Updated: IES Announces New Regional Educational Lab Competition

The U.S. Department of Education has announced it is opening a competition for the next iteration of the nation's regional educational laboratories.

March 08, 2011

President Obama Pushes Fleshed-Out ARPA-Ed Proposal

The push to create a high-tech Advanced Research Projects Agency for education in the style of the Sputnik-era Defense agency is getting top political backing this afternoon from President Obama, Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Melinda Gates.

February 28, 2011

Joan Ferrini-Mundy Tapped to Lead NSF's Education Research

Joan Ferrini-Mundy has been appointed the assistant director for the National Science Foundation's Directorate for Education and Human Resources, the section responsible for the majority of the NSF's research into learning.

February 22, 2011

House CR Passage Signals Bumpy Road for Regional Education Labs

Advocates of the regional education laboratories are hitting the Senate this week, hoping to save the labs after the House approved eliminating their funding early Sunday.

February 08, 2011

School Improvement Case Study Drops District Feedback

The Institute of Education Sciences, the Education Department's research agency, expects this spring to release its first in-depth report on the schools implementing turnaround under the School Improvement Fund, but participating schools should no longer expect "real-time" feedback on their strategies.

December 30, 2010

Education Research Use Bill Squeaks into Congress

In the waning hours of the 111th Congress, New Jersey Democratic Rep. Rush Holt introduced a bill to help educators translate research into usable classroom knowledge.

December 29, 2010

Study: TRIO Programs May Ease College Racial Gaps, But Parent Support Still Needed

Two of the nation's oldest programs for paving the way to college may have a bigger impact than previously thought.

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