Seven years after a massive infusion of cash to reform Newark, N.J., schools, students have grown in reading achievement. But much of that growth came from shifting student enrollment, not improving schools overall, a new study suggests.
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October 16, 2017
August 10, 2017
With more districts and states seeking strong research on which to base school improvement, the Institute of Education Sciences is pushing for more studies to confirm intervention findings.
July 30, 2017
The U.S. Education Department hopes to get more states, districts, and researchers thinking about evidence use more deeply with new rules to apply standards of research evidence for school improvement and other projects under the Every Student Succeeds Act.
June 08, 2017
A new analysis argues that researchers should explore more small-scale interventions that yield a substantial bang for the buck.
May 02, 2017
As states and districts work to implement the Every Student Succeeds Act, six California districts who received federal waivers under the Obama administration are getting the first hints of how more holistic accountability systems might work.
March 27, 2017
Only 8 percent of all schools closed were replaced with new schools that served the same grades, finds a new Urban Institute study.
March 24, 2017
Researchers are focusing on the wrong gaps to improve schools, argues an American Educational Research Association lecturer.
March 07, 2017
The University of Virginia is launching a database to connect researchers and educators.
January 19, 2017
A new evaluation of the federal Investing in Innovation program showed it helped new interventions build evidence of effectiveness, but also highlighted how much local education groups need support.
January 19, 2017
The Institute of Education Sciences released its final evaluation of the School Improvement Grants program, which Congress killed last year.