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July 19, 2011

Common Data Initiative Proposes New Postsecondary Standards

The Common Education Data Standards Initiative released a first draft of the second stage of its core data definitions, intended to get state data systems talking the same language.

July 19, 2011

Dell Foundation Launches Tool to Connect Student Data

The Austin, Texas-based Michael and Susan Dell Foundation has released a new data standard, intended to help educators and researchers to use information from state and local data systems even before the systems have been aligned.

July 18, 2011

CALDER to move to the American Institutes for Research

The National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education, or CALDER, today merged with fellow nonprofit, the American Institutes for Research, leaving its previous home at the Urban Institute.

July 14, 2011

OECD: Holding Back, Expelling Students Weakens Ed. Systems

Countries in which schools frequently hold back or kick out students with low academic performance tend to have weaker, more expensive, and more socially inequitable education systems overall according to a new analysis by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.

July 12, 2011

Microsoft Exec Calls for More Research, Testing on Soft Skills

The head of Microsoft's public education division calls for countries to develop more holistic assessments of students' skills.

July 11, 2011

Analysis, Congressional Bill Support Classroom Social Learning

A new research analysis suggests classroom social programs are most effective during the transitions into primary and high school.

July 06, 2011

6 Urban Districts to Study Effectiveness of Summer Programs

A $50 million research project will evaluate whether students who attend summer programs can accumulate summer learning from year to year.

July 01, 2011

Experts Recommend Ways to Cut Costs on Randomized Trials

At the National Board for Education Sciences meeting in Washington on Wednesday, researchers proposed new ways to conduct high-quality experiments on a budget.

June 15, 2011

Your Twitter Source in Fake Education Research News

What Works Clearinghouse has its own "official fake Twitter feed," but no official real Twitter feed yet.

June 14, 2011

Data Quality Event to Probe States' Longitudinal Systems

The Data Quality Campaign plans a free online seminar on ways to use data from state longitudinal databases.

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