Annual Brown lecture highlights the need for more nuanced education research in controversial topics
October 2010 Archives
As states and districts prepare to report new common longitudinal graduation rates this year, national graduation rate researchers argue educators should go beyond the basic data.
Districts in need of turnaround principals can push local universities to provide better leadership training with a combination of tighter hiring standards, collaboration and sometimes competing training programs, a new Wallace Foundation report shows
The American Diploma Project's algebra assessment project shows that more accurate tests can show more troubling student proficiency trends.
A leader of one of the character education programs studied by the Education Department finds good news for the field in an otherwise discouraging report.
The National Board for Education Sciences, still awaiting Senate confirmation of new members and with other members' terms about to expire, announces a meeting to approve new officers and federal education research priorities.
New research shows new moms get a brain boost from their children.
Galludet University researchers have launched the first large-scale longitudinal study of young deaf children learning to read.
The National Science Foundation is taking a page from the What Works Clearinghouse with a new Web site that aims to identify the research that will have the greatest impact on practitioners. The Science, Engineering and Education (SEE) Innovation site, up but still in development, gives brief explanations of the most "transformative" research results in ongoing NSF-funded projects, searchable by topic area, according to Amber L. Jones, legislative and public affairs specialist for the program. Some of the more interesting links include research by John Friedman of the National Bureau of Economic Research Inc. in Cambridge, Mass., showing the workforce ...
The accountability focus on the achievement gap opens the door to nuanced research, but at the potential cost of separating students.
New leadership at the National Science Foundation may spur an interagency plan to improve the nation's STEM education.
C. Kent McGuire, dean of Temple University's education college and former head of education research during the Clinton Administration, has been named president of the Southern Education Foundation.
A new study of the Florida class-size reduction initiative suggests it has not significantly raised student achievement nor appreciably reduced the actual number of students.
The Departments of Education and Labor are trying to flesh out what it means to be "college and career ready" in 750 different jobs. A new proposed employment-education matrix will lay out the typical education degrees, work experience, state licensing or certification and on-the-job training needed to be considered competent (and thus employable) in different jobs.
Concerns about researcher-educator partnerships bubbled up at Wednesday's meeting of the National Board for Education Sciences, the group that advises the Education Department's research arm.