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May 02, 2017

Congress Budget Deal Bans New Gold-Standard Studies of Federal Vouchers

As part of a fiscal 2017 budget deal, Congress has forbid the use of randomized, controlled trials in new evaluations of the District of Columbia's school voucher program, the only one that is federally funded.

May 20, 2016

SIG Study of Rural Schools Shows Links Between Technical Help, Implementation

"Reshaping rural schools in the Northwest Region: Lessons from federal School Improvement Grant implementation" was written by Caitlin Scott and Nora Ostler at the Regional Education Laboratory At Education Northwest, and prepared for the Institute of Education Sciences.

October 15, 2015

IES Board Moves Meeting to Brace for Potential Shutdown

An advisory board meeting planned for this week has been put off until November.

July 08, 2015

Ruth Neild Tapped to Lead Institute of Education Sciences

After nearly a year's search, the Institute of Education Sciences has found a new chief researcher close to home.

January 28, 2015

Education Research Bill Passes Senate Education Committee

A long-delayed federal education research bill has started chugging again in the Senate.

June 16, 2014

IES to Support 88 New Education Research Projects

The Institute of Education Sciences plans to award 88 new research awards this summer.

September 10, 2013

Lawmakers Question IES Relevance in Reauthorization Hearing

Experts testified this morning at a House education hearing on how to improve education research.

September 07, 2012

Education Department Disables Access to Full-Text Documents on ERIC

The U.S. Department of Education has disabled access to many full-text documents in its digital research library after officials discovered a security breach that made personal information for individuals associated with some of the published studies available on the site.

May 16, 2012

Why Are There Errors in National Schools Data?

Problems with data used by a national high school ranking report highlights the importance of managing and checking education information.

December 19, 2011

UPDATE: Kindergarten Reading Program Effects Falter in 1st Grade

A federal follow-up study of a successful kindergarten reading intervention finds its benefits do not hold over time.

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