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July 22, 2011

National Data Conference Highlights Privacy, Innovations

The National Center for Education Statistics' annual National Forum on Education Statistics and NCES Data Conference begins next week, and Inside School Research will be live-Tweeting the event. While STATS-D.C. is always geared to the technical side, this year explosion of new sessions on using state longitudinal data systems and the piles of new data coming in from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

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 13, 2011

Gifted Ed Advocates Hope for More Research in Next Federal Law

With the decades-old Jacob K. Javits grants for research on gifted and talented education killed in the fiscal 2011 budget agreement, gifted education advocates are pinning their hopes on providing more research in the next authorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

May 16, 2011

Study Finds Interactive Approach Improves Physics Teaching

A new study suggests that interactive teaching can improve students' engagement and learning even in very large classes.

May 13, 2011

Is There Room for Innovation in Class Size, School Time?

Leadership panel in Chicago will seek real innovation in class size and school time research.

December 30, 2010

Education Research Use Bill Squeaks into Congress

In the waning hours of the 111th Congress, New Jersey Democratic Rep. Rush Holt introduced a bill to help educators translate research into usable classroom knowledge.

December 28, 2010

What Made Research Relevant in 2010?

Education research saw an influx of federal money this year, but scholars voice continuing frustration with translating research into practice.

November 11, 2010

New York City Gives Model for Reform-Research Cycle

New York City has set up cycles of reforms, research and renewal that could become the model for school systems nationwide, regardless of what people think of the specific initiatives of Children First.

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