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July 18, 2012

New Teacher Placement, Retention Can Exacerbate Achievement Gaps

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.

June 04, 2012

Brain Education Spurs Teachers' Research

Mind, brain, and education science is helping teachers conduct their own research on how their students think and how they can better engage them in learning.

April 19, 2012

Federal Head Start Study to Be Extended

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.

November 14, 2011

UPDATED: House to Discuss Education Research Reauthorization

A House education subcommittee will hold its first hearing on reauthorizing federal education research law on Wednesday.

October 10, 2011

Experts: Recovery Law Leading to More Data Reporting

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

What Works Clearinghouse Gets a Facelift, Joins Facebook

The What Works Clearinghouse is launching a new Web site and Facebook page, to help practitioners access its research.

September 29, 2011

Study Finds Successful Extended-Time Schools Strategize Learning

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

Resource Highlights Data-Driven Decision Making

Education Week resource highlights research and trends in data-driven decision making.

August 05, 2011

Districts Confused By School Turnaround Data Researchers

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 Seek Ways to Measure Quality Instructional Time

States explore ways to make additional learning time more meaningful.

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