Students who perform well on tests of college math readiness process simple arithmetic problems differently than do students with lower math scores, a new brain-imaging study finds.

Mandatory school immunizations can lead not just to better health, but greater likelihood of graduating high school, a new study shows.

Top researchers are voicing support for the Institute of Education Sciences' plan to study cycles of school improvement.

Education researchers often worry that their work never catches the attention of policymakers and educators in the field, but in 2012, research has been in the spotlight—and occasionally on the hot seat.

Homework assignments that require family help can get parents more involved in middle school, a time many parents disengage, a new study finds.

Mean girls and bullies may rule the pecking order in Hollywood, but a new study suggests kindness is linked to popularity.

The Pacific Communities with High Performance in Literacy Development teacher training program, or Pacific CHILD, improved students' reading and comprehension skills, finds a new study from a federal regional education laboratory.

The Foundation for Child Development's 2012 child well-being index finds rising parent and child engagement and more responsible children, even amid harsher family economic situations.

Students who enter high school with the the academic potential to attend a four-year college after graduation make very different choices about higher education based on the high school they attend, according to a new set of analyses by Harvard University's Strategic Data Project.

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.

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