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July 25, 2014

Can States Make Student Data Useful for Schools?

State leaders sitting on mountains of student data are merging on Washington D.C. next week to share ways to make it more useful to educators.

May 29, 2014

Latest 'Condition of Education' Report Finds Rising Poverty, Pre-K Enrollment

The 2014 edition of the annual report also notes that individuals with a bachelor's degree earned more than twice as much as high school dropouts.

November 14, 2011

UPDATED: House to Discuss Education Research Reauthorization

A House education subcommittee will hold its first hearing on reauthorizing federal education research law on Wednesday.

September 27, 2011

Study: Suburban Districts Falter in Global Competitiveness

A new report from the George W. Bush Institute finds suburban school districts are "mediocre" in comparison to international peers.

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.

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."

May 26, 2011

'Condition of Education' Looks at College Transition

The federal 2011 "Condition of Education" report shows socioeconomic gaps widening in how smoothly students make the transition from high school to higher education.

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

September 15, 2010

Common Data Standards Released

The Common Data Standards Initiative's Technical Working Group has released its first version of voluntary common data standards, intended to make it easier to compare and exchange information across districts and states.

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