Novice teachers disproportionately get assigned lower-performing students, and districts often do not work to retain the most effective newcomers, according to new analyses by Harvard University's Strategic Data Project.
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Federal researchers studying the effectiveness of Head Start's social and emotional instruction have asked for more time to follow up with children and parents in the program.
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A House education subcommittee will hold its first hearing on reauthorizing federal education research law on Wednesday.
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 19, 2011
Education Week resource highlights research and trends in data-driven decision making.
August 05, 2011
Federal school improvement grants are generating a potential goldmine for researchers, with hundreds of schools producing in-depth data about their students, teachers, and the ways they are trying to improve. Yet some officials worry that some researchers are taking the wrong approach to getting that data.
August 04, 2011
States explore ways to make additional learning time more meaningful.