The National Board for Education Sciences meeting has been cancelled due to the federal shutdown.

Most of the Education Department's research sites are out of commission for the duration of the government shutdown.

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...

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