October 2009 Archives

A new survey shows that kids who cheat in high school are more likely than non-cheaters to lie to their spouses, bosses, and employees when they become adults.

States are ignoring privacy protections while building data warehouses, a new study says.

New study results suggest that teachers are 32 times more likely than other professionals to have voice problems and female teachers face more of a risk than males.

The National Academy of Education, an invitation-only group of the field's top academics, has a new president this month.

Friends of the late Gerald W. Bracey are looking to start a doctoral fellowship in his name.

He was a prolific author and prominent educator with a special interest in high schools.

Longtime education writer and researcher Gerald W. Bracey died quietly at his home yesterday, according to his wife, Iris Bracey.

A new study in Psychological Science suggests that school violence is more likely in southern and western states with a deep-rooted "culture of honor."

A new report documents steady growth over the last school year in the number of nonprofit organizations hired to manage charters and other public schools.

The U.S. Department of Education's former research chief argues that, when it comes to "what works," good curricula is a better bet than the poliicies favored by the Obama administration.

A new study finds that a program that sends science teachers back to college to do laboratory research with scientists yields learning gains for their students.

A study published earlier this week suggests that dyslexia takes a different form in Chinese speakers.

As debate rages over differing findings from recent studies on charter schools, an Ohio study stirs new results into the mix.

The "Curriculum Matters" blog reports that three new research centers—two on mathematics and scaling up successful schools—are in the works at the federal Institute of Education Sciences.

The U.S. Office of Management and Budget announced plans for a governmentwide initiative aimed at encouraging federal agencies to build a better evidence base for their programs.

A pair of University of Texas researchers find that only half of the principals in the Lone Star state stay on the job more than three years.

The Board on Testing and Assessment calls for rigorous evaluations of Race to the Top initiatives.

The U.S. Department of Education is proposing a 'three-tier' model to weigh the research base undergirding programs that apply for one of its new innovation grants.

A brief describes how social science came to figure in a Congressional compromise over funding for home-visitation programs.

A group of German scientists have found that a nasal spray containing a molecule called interleukin-6, when taken in combination with a good night's sleep, can boost memory.

John Q. Easton, the U.S. Department of Education's top research czar, reveals that federal education officials are planning a giant, comprehensive study to determine what states are doing with economic-stimulus dollars and how it's working out for them.

A new report from the Institute of Education Sciences musters some practical advice from experts on how teachers, schools, and districts can use data to plan instruction.

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