At yesterday's meeting of the National Board for Education Sciences, board members mused on some possible new directions for managing federal education research.

Think tank studies aren't dominating news coverage, says a new report, but they may get more than their share of the spotlight.

The Institute of Education Sciences put out a request today for applications from states looking for grants of up to $9 million to build statewide longitudinal systems for tracking student-level data.

At GothamSchools, blogger Aaron Pallas illustrates the trouble with the growing numbers of Web databases that allow users to compare schools.

Studies in the August issue of the American Journal of Education highlight the role that school location plays in where parents buy a home and where schools set up shop.

A practice guide from the Institute of Education Sciences offers some research-based advice on how to get a bigger academic bang from out-of-school learning programs.

The full House appropriations committee voted to approve a proposal for boost federal funds for educational research and development to $199.2 million for next year. Next stop: the House floor.

By age 5, children who were exposed in utero to high levels of air pollutants scored an average of four to five points lower on IQ tests than children with less exposure, a new study says.

A study out this week shows that disparities in cognitive abilities can show up in children as young as nine months old.

Harvard and the University of Nebraska got $10 million each to operate new federal research centers—one on teacher effectiveness and the other on rural education—for the next five years.

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