Thomas W. Brock, higher education expert at the research firm MDRC, has been tapped as the new commissioner for the National Center for Education Research, in a move that brings the leadership of the Institute of Education Sciences back to full strength.
Even at high-performing, wealthy high schools, students who have fallen far behind academically in 4th and 8th grade have less than a one in three chance of being ready for college or a career by the end of high school, according to a new study by the national testing group ACT Inc.
Despite efforts to improve college- and career-readiness, students, educators and employers around the world still largely exist in "parallel worlds," never really aligning the skills students learn in class and the ones they need after graduation, according to a new study by the McKinsey Center for Government.
The department is seeking researchers to evaluate its new system of technical-assistance centers.
Researchers discuss the implications of the Common Core State Standards on literacy.
By the time a student's arrest record is wiped clean at 18, it may have already blown up her chances to graduate high school and enter a four-year college, a new study says.
Additional preparation and support can help young children participate in brain research.
Asthma alone doesn't lead to low test scores, according to a large-scale study in the United Kingdom. Rather, poverty and other risk factors complicate the academic challenges.
A new Census report shows nuanced portrait of the rise in child poverty.
New Education Department data shows teachers are more likely than others to hold multiple jobs.