Guest blog from Michele McNeil of Politics K-12 If you have a good, innovative idea to solve a vexing education problem—and it's relatively untested—then this pre-application process is for you. The U.S Department of Education is accepting "pre-applications" for its small $3 million development grants, which are part of a larger $150 million Investing in Innovation grant contest. The deadline to apply is April 26. Applications for the larger "scale-up" and "validation" grants—which require more evidence of past success but can win applicants up to $25 million—will be available later this spring. This is ...
March 2013 Archives
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention release new data in response to parent concerns about multiple immunizations and autism spectrum disorders.
Teenagers who have difficulty making and maintaining healthy friendships with peers at age 13 continue to struggle with relationships long after high school, according to new longitudinal research.
Benefits of New Jersey's preschool program last throughout elementary school, according to a new study.
State education officials are open to using research to base policy and practice decisions, but they say that it remains difficult to make practical use of most studies.
The Carnegie Corporation of New York is looking for best practices in school redesign beyond the one-size-fits-all approach.
Countries considered "A-plus" leaders in international math assessments have had mixed results in more recent studies.
American school buildings earn a D grade in the 2013 Report Card for American Infrastructure, showing no improvement from 2009.
The Obama administration's approach to federal education grants has marked an unprecedented and comprehensive change in the way the federal government tries to influence education policy and practice.
John Deasy, the newly reelected[SDS: neither re-elected nor re-appointed.-dv] chief of Los Angeles public schools, opened the annual meeting of the Association of Education Finance and Policy here with a call for researchers to help school and district administrators making decisions in hot political environments.
A new model of improvement research shows promise in improving math instruction.
The American Academy of Neurology has weighed in against prescribing so-called "smart drugs" to healthy children.
Urban and minority education expert Joyce E. King has been named the next president-elect of the American Educational Research Association.
The National Science Foundation has launched an effort to make the science of learning and education more cohesive
A forthcoming medical study suggests physical exercise can cushion students from daily stress.
A University of Kansas project uses the histories of famous creative adults to identify potentially gifted adolescents.
Data from the National Assessment of Educational Progress show wide gaps in performance for students who miss school.
The White House has ordered major federal research agencies to give the public broader, quicker—and free—access to taxpayer-funded research.