Writing in "Science" today, Stanford education school dean Deborah Stipek says the race to land a spot in top colleges is "damaging many otherwise promising lives."

There's little more than a week left for applications for the next round of regional education labs, and there have been five updates to the competition In the last week. The contracts for the RELs got off to a pretty rocky start this spring, as Congress threatened to eliminate the program entirely, and for a while it looked as though the current labs might not receive the money to complete their existing work. The Institute for Education Sciences released the final, official request for proposals after the Senate secured a last-minute budget reprieve for the program. The contract proposal says ...

The United States ranks uncomfortably below the OECD average in the percentage of poor children who are resilient to their situation, raising questions about the promise of the American dream.

What Works Clearinghouse has its own "official fake Twitter feed," but no official real Twitter feed yet.

A new study highlights nuances in how video games affect students.

The Data Quality Campaign plans a free online seminar on ways to use data from state longitudinal databases.

With the decades-old Jacob K. Javits grants for research on gifted and talented education killed in the fiscal 2011 budget agreement, gifted education advocates are pinning their hopes on providing more research in the next authorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

The third annual national Education Business Plan Competition, held here last week by the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education and the Milken Family Foundation, offered some interesting insights into how the next generation of education entrepreneurs are thinking about research and data in education.

Study finds bullies and victims alike end up in the nurse's office more often, suggesting a new way to identify underlying harassment.

Jack Jennings, president and CEO of the Washington-based Center on Education Policy, has been elected to the National Academy of Education.

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