September 2013 Archives

Researcher James Pellegrino argues researchers need clearer definitions and more reliable measures of students' noncognitive skills, in a research conference keynote address.

Research Angela Duckworth is named a MacArthur fellow for her "pioneering" work in educational research.

Study finds urban afterschool programs need mayoral support to coordinate services.

The Society for Neuroscience launched a new award for high school students involved in neuroscience outreach.

The National Board for Education Sciences will discuss research on English-language learners at its upcoming meeting next month.

Expeditionary Learning middle schools in Washington and New York City boosted students' reading and mathematics learning, finds a new study by Mathematica Policy Research.

The education policy think tank Education Sector is merging with the research group the American Institutes for Research.

As more educators explore the effects of students' attitudes toward intelligence, the Education Department and White House Office of Science and Technology Policy are looking for ways to further research and interventions based on improving students' academic mindsets. This May, the agencies held a research forum on the effects of perceiving intelligence and skills as innate or "fixed," as opposed to things that can be improved through effort and experience—known as a "growth" mindset. "There is enough evidence that our national obsession with 'smartness' and 'talent' undermines student learning and thus our national competitiveness, especially when considering achievement in STEM-related...

Higher levels of aerobic fitness can bolster a child's ability to learn and remember information, according to a new study.

The Institute of Education Sciences and the National Science Foundation have formally released common guidelines for education research and development.

Experts testified this morning at a House education hearing on how to improve education research.

A new Brookings Institute analysis identifies "parenting gaps" that could affect students' academic success.

The Education Department is looking for advice on how to target research to support English-language learners.

The House Education and Workforce Committee has invited experts to testify on education research next week.

New research and a New Republic article highlight the problems of translating self-regulation concepts and strategies for the classroom.

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