June 2013 Archives

The National Center for Education Statistics today released updated data on states' policy changes on accountability, testing, finance, school choice, and other education issues.

A longitudinal study of the Gates Early College High Schools finds students who attended these schools were significantly more likely to graduate high school, and enroll in and complete college than those who did not.

Annie E. Casey Foundation releases its annual Kids Count data book.

One of the largest federal experimental trials in nearly a decade shows significant benefits for students in a hybrid-learning algebra program.

Guest post by Michele Molnar of K-12 Parents and the Public. Ask parents what they think of their child's school, and mostly they will give a positive response, says Lori Nathanson, research associate at the Research Alliance for New York City Schools, New York University. "Teachers are better reporters of variations between schools," she explained in a phone interview today. Nathanson is a co-author with Meghan McCormick and James J. Kemple of "Strengthening Assessments of School Climate: Lessons from the NYC School Survey (2013)", which was released earlier this month. That ability to distinguish makes teachers' opinions more relevant for ...

Homeless and highly mobile students have even greater academic challenges than children in deep poverty or with special needs, according to a new study.

A federal interagency initiative hopes to test new policies and programs to support disconnected youth.

An alliance of retired military leaders called on policymakers to support early childhood education as a means of boosting America's economic power and armed forces, in a newly released report.

The American Educational Research Association today praised the National Science Foundation's effort to implement new Congressional rules for political science research without damaging its peer review system.

The Aspen Institute has convened a task force to study how children learn online and how to improve online education while safeguarding student privacy.

The National Academy of Education has tapped young and upcoming education researchers to become postdoctoral and thesis fellows.

A study of more than 125,000 people in 15 countries identifies three fragile links between genetic variations and a person's educational attainment.

Beyond Diplomas Count 2013, educators and policymakers can dig into more research and resources on dropout recovery.

The Education Department is pushing academics and entrepreneurs to translate emerging research from studies and papers into usable, commercial education products faster.

By Sarah D. Sparks One in five incoming college students has to take at least one remedial class, and the time and money spent in these often-noncredit courses can put higher education out of reach for the students in them. That's why the Institute of Education Sciences is launching a new $10 million national research and development center to find better ways to identify and teach students in college developmental education. "The common assessment tool that most colleges and universities use to determine whether most students need developmental /remedial coursework are not very good at predicting which students will in ...

The Institute of Education Sciences is considering how to fund highly rated research projects in the wake of federal budget cuts.

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