December 2014 Archives

The most widely read research blogs of 2014 include focus on early childhood.

It's tempting to get gloomy about the state of our schools and our children. Here are five reasons to be optimistic.

The U.S. Education Department is exploring whether a new tool in New Mexico can help principals provide more useful feedback to teachers after observations.

Challenges in matching student education data to workforce data could hamper long-term usefulness of state longitudinal data systems, finds a U.S. Government Accountability Office report.

The Coalition for Evidence-Based Policy is expanding its initiative to promote faster, less-expensive experimental studies to drive spending decisions.

A new study suggests those reading at night using an electronic device had poorer sleep than those reading print.

The U.S. Census releases in-depth longitudinal data on county and school district poverty rates for preschoolers and school-age children.

The first report from the RAND Corporation's experimental evaluation of summer programs suggests urban students benefited in mathematics, but not reading or social skills.

A new study found that nationwide, the rate of students repeating a grade due to a lack of academic progress has declined from 2005 to 2010.

SEDL, the group founded as the Southwest Educational Development Laboratory, will be the latest to merge with the burgeoning education behemot American Institutes for Research.

Education, employment, and other life experiences for young adults have changed since 1980, but in very different ways in different parts of the country, new Census data show.

Education researcher and reformer John I. Goodlad died Nov. 29.

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