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October 08, 2010

Former ED Research Chief to Head Southern Education Foundation

C. Kent McGuire, dean of Temple University's education college and former head of education research during the Clinton Administration, has been named president of the Southern Education Foundation.

October 08, 2010

Study Questions Cost of Florida Class-Size Initiative

A new study of the Florida class-size reduction initiative suggests it has not significantly raised student achievement nor appreciably reduced the actual number of students.

October 01, 2010

National Board Considers a Place for Educators in Research

Concerns about researcher-educator partnerships bubbled up at Wednesday's meeting of the National Board for Education Sciences, the group that advises the Education Department's research arm.

September 27, 2010

ED Sweetens the Deal for Evaluating Teacher Incentive Fund

The Education Department is relaxing inclusion rules and increasing incentives for schools willing to participate in its upcoming national evaluation of the Teacher Incentive Fund.

September 17, 2010

Better Education Attainment Saves Lives

Each additional year of schooling that a country's women attain cuts by nearly 10 percent the children who will die before age 5, according to a new study.

September 15, 2010

Common Data Standards Released

The Common Data Standards Initiative's Technical Working Group has released its first version of voluntary common data standards, intended to make it easier to compare and exchange information across districts and states.

September 09, 2010

Extra Reading Class Boosts Pupil Skills, but Not Permanently

A new federal study suggests an extra reading class instead of a regular elective can boost reading comprehension for students who enter freshman year reading several grade levels behind.

September 03, 2010

How About Teaching With the Test, Rather Than to It?

Teaching to the test is old news; new research suggests teaching with the test may help students remember and apply knowledge better.

September 02, 2010

Education Sciences Board Faces Awkward Transition

The National Board for Education Sciences has announced its next meeting, Sept. 29. Now it has to hope members will be confirmed in time to show up.

September 01, 2010

Study: Preschoolers Display Some Statistics Understanding

A new Cornell University study suggests preschool children use statistical differences to gauge a stranger's preferences.

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