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September 09, 2010

Extra Reading Class Boosts Pupil Skills, but Not Permanently

A new federal study suggests an extra reading class instead of a regular elective can boost reading comprehension for students who enter freshman year reading several grade levels behind.

September 03, 2010

NCES Switches Out Adult Education Study

The National Center on Education Statistics has tabled its primary study of adult literacy in favor of a smaller, more targeted international assessment intended to gauge Americans' skills in a technologically advanced workplace.

September 02, 2010

Education Sciences Board Faces Awkward Transition

The National Board for Education Sciences has announced its next meeting, Sept. 29. Now it has to hope members will be confirmed in time to show up.

August 25, 2010

New Orleans: 'Relevant' Research in Action

As education watchers reflect on the fifth anniversary of the hurricanes that devastated Gulf Coast schools, they may find a few lessons in how to make all research more relevant to schools.

August 23, 2010

A Keyhole Look at Rural Student Mobility

A new five-state study suggests student mobility rates in rural areas can rival those of urban centers, with all the attendant stress on students and school systems.

July 08, 2010

IES Releases Its New Research Priorities List

The federal Institute of Education Sciences is looking for feedback on its proposed research priorities for the next few years.

June 28, 2010

Senate Confirms Four Research Board Nominees

Four long-running vacancies on the board that advises the U.S. Department of Education on its research operations are finally filled.

June 17, 2010

IES Targets Reading with $100 Million in Grants

The research agency for the U.S. Department of Education doles out $100 million in grants, over five years, to tackle the thorny problem of reading comprehension.

August 07, 2009

Science and Policy Shouldn't Mix, Panel Says

An independent, bipartisan panel offers advice for the Obama administration on how to keep from "politicizing" science in federal regulatory policy.

July 20, 2009

House Spending Panel Keeps Educational R&D Boost Intact

The full House appropriations committee voted to approve a proposal for boost federal funds for educational research and development to $199.2 million for next year. Next stop: the House floor.

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