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July 01, 2018

New Education Research Chief Signals More Focus on College Over K-12 Studies

Mark Schneider, the new director of the Institute of Education Sciences, is pushing for new directions in the Education Department's research agency: more research on higher education and long-term achievement, and more practical results for educators.

June 25, 2018

Higher Ed Researcher Matthew Soldner to Lead Evaluations at IES

Matthew Soldner will step in as commissioner of the National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance.

May 23, 2018

Which Teachers Have Alternative Certification? Tidbits From a Federal Data Trove

Newly released data from the federal Condition of Education looks at access to early childhood education, alternate paths to teaching, and other issues.

May 03, 2018

How Long Do Kids Have to Stay in School? Longer Than They Did 5 Years Ago

State rules on providing education and requiring school attendance are literally all over the map, new federal data show.

April 29, 2018

Key Takeaways and Emerging Issues From the Feds' Massive Civil Rights Data Survey

Going forward, here are some of the issues researchers and education advocates will be exploring, as well as some of the problems cropping up in the recently released 2015-16 Civil Rights Data Collection.

April 24, 2018

Suspension Rates Higher for Students of Color With Disabilities, Data Show

A new civil rights indicator lets education watchers compare how many days of instruction are lost to suspensions, and new research suggests it could disproportionately hurt students with disabilities.

April 10, 2018

NAEP: Urban School Districts Improving Faster Than the Nation

The Trial Urban District Assessment of the Nation's Report Card expanded for 2017, by adding both new districts and a measure of all large school districts. While relatively few districts saw significant gains over 2015, urban districts as a whole seem to be gaining faster than the national average.

April 10, 2018

On NAEP, What's Florida Doing That Other States Could Learn From?

Educators and policymakers dig into the Sunshine State's NAEP results.

March 23, 2018

Mark Schneider Confirmed as Nation's Education Research Director

After nearly four years, the U.S. Education Department's research agency is at last on the verge of getting a new permanent director.

March 22, 2018

Education Research Gets a Boost in Omnibus Spending Bill

While education research programs across several agencies have faced cuts and consolidations this year, Congress is expected to approve an omnibus spending bill that rejects cuts in favor of some modest increases to federal education research and data.

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