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March 27, 2014

Janette Klingner, Scholar, Teacher, and Mentor, Dies at 60

Janette Klingner, who died March 20, was best known as a prominent scholar of special education and bilingual and bicultural education but she was also remembered as a mentor, teacher, and friend.

March 27, 2014

New Research Partnership to Focus on New Orleans Schools

The Education Research Alliance, which is based at Tulane University, will partner with local organizations to study New Orleans's post-Katrina school reforms.

February 13, 2014

Study Finds That Kindergarten is Too Easy

A study has found that kindergarten teachers spend most of their time on basic literacy and math but that children learn more when taught more advanced material.

February 11, 2014

New Philanthropic Initiative to Finance Studies of Youth Inequality

The William T. Grant Foundation has introduced a new initiative that could distribute up to $11 million per year to fund studies of youth inequality.

January 22, 2014

Education, Opportunity, and a 1-in-10 Chance to Move From Poverty to Wealth

Children born into the nation's poorest families have less than a 1-in-10 shot to make it into the top 20 percent by their mid-20s, and social mobility has remained stagnant for more than 40 years, according to a new study by the National Bureau of Economic Research.

January 17, 2014

New Researchers Named to National Academy of Education

Fourteen researchers have joined the ranks of the National Academy of Education this week.

January 13, 2014

National Board to Gauge Support for English Learners, Education Research Law

The advisory board for the U.S. Education Department's research arm will look at English-learner issues and reauthorization for the federal education research law at its next meeting.

December 30, 2013

'Tools of the Mind' and Other Popular Topics in Education Research in 2013

The jury is still out on the early-education curriculum Tools of the Mind, but the program, which aims to improve young students' self control, has obviously caught the imagination of educators, and 2014 may bring a final ruling on its effectiveness.

December 24, 2013

Anxious Students? Amping Up May Be Better Than Calming Down, Study Finds

It may be better to get anxious students excited about an upcoming test than to try to calm them down, a new series of studies suggests.

December 19, 2013

Research Coalition Seeks Ways to Experiment Without Expense

The Coalition for Evidence-Based Policy has launched a project to identify low-cost study methods for education.

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