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Sep16

The WWC Summarizes the Research on a Professional Development Program for Implementing Inquiry-Based Science Curricula

The What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) reviewed the research on Leadership and Assistance for Science Education Reform (LASER), a program designed to build capacity for effectively implementing inquiry-based science curricula in schools and districts. » More info

Sep16

Variation in Mentoring Practices and Retention across New Teacher Demographic Characteristics under a Large Urban District's New Teacher Mentoring Program

REL Northeast and Islands found that one-year retention of new teachers in a large urban school district was associated with the dosage of mentoring they received and the topics discussed with their mentors. There were significant racial differences in how new teachers engaged in the program, but there were no racial differences in retention rates. » More info

Sep16

First Look report presents findings from the 201718 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study, Administrative Collection (NPSAS:18-AC)

A new First Look report released by the National Center for Education Statistics describes the percentages of students receiving various types of financial aid and average amounts received, by type of institution attended and institution state. For example, in the 201718 academic year, 70 percent of undergraduate students received some type of financial aid (excluding private loans). » More info

The Work of IES

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The IES Standards and Review Office oversees peer review of reports and research grant applications.

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Featured Resources

Monthly School Survey Dashboard on Reopening of Schools

Monthly updates on school reopenings and modes of instruction offered students in national sample of schools.

IES Resources for Responding to COVID-19

Resources, research, and statistics about teaching and learning during the COVID-19 pandemic for educators, caregivers, and policymakers.

FAQs for IES Grantees

Frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 pandemic for IES grantees.

U.S. Department of Education COVID-19 Information

Resources from the U.S. Department of Education on how schools can collaborate to disseminate critical information about the COVID-19 and its potential transmission to students, families, staff, and community.

Featured Publications

Teacher reading to and taking questions from a group of young studentsEducator's Practice Guide to Support Reading For Understanding, K-3

This new What Works Clearinghouse guide has research-based recommendations for improving early grades reading and ideas and tips for implementation in the classroom.

Guide to Education Data Privacy

This free resource for states and districts was developed by practitioners in the field through the National Forum on Education Statistics. It is designed to assist school staff in protecting the confidentiality of student data.

Latest Posts from the IES Blog

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IES Topic Pages

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Learn more about what IES is doing across the Centers on critical topics in education including English Learners, STEM, Literacy, Career and Technical Education, and Postsecondary Education.