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November 04, 2011
October 28, 2011
Racial categories make it easier for education researchers to compare students and probe achievement gaps, but they can also create inappropriate narratives about students' potential, argued Gloria Ladson-Billings in last night's 8th annual Brown lecture in education research.
October 21, 2011
Outside support appears to be building for an Advanced Research Projects Agency-Education, or ARPA-Ed, modeled on a cutting-edge research group within the U.S. Department of Defense known as DARPA.
October 20, 2011
Which comes first: the struggle to do math, or the fear of it? A new study suggests that the way one deals with that first rush of anxiety can be critical to actual math performance.
October 19, 2011
A new brain-imaging study finds that during adolescence, a child can gain or lose as many as 20 points in IQ.
October 18, 2011
Will 'interim' accountability testing lead to better classroom instruction? A new study suggests district implementation will be key.
October 10, 2011
Education and other programs are generating and reporting unprecedented amounts of data, but federal agencies are only just beginning to build the processes needed to ensure those data are timely and accurate enough to use for measuring program performance, experts say.
October 06, 2011
The What Works Clearinghouse is launching a new Web site and Facebook page, to help practitioners access its research.
September 29, 2011
Schools that successfully extend learning time to improve student achievement change their practice in eight critical ways, according to a new study by the National Center on Time and Learning.
September 26, 2011
V. Darleen Opfer is settling in as head of RAND Corp.'s education division, and pushing to make sure the education research giant's studies actually make a difference in the field.