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New WWC Webinar: How Administrators Can Communicate the Need for Evidence-Based Decision Making

On December 12, 2018 the WWC will host a free webinar on how What Works Clearinghouse resources can support use of high-quality research evidence in decision making. » More info


Revenues and Expenditures for Public K-12 Education Increase for Third Consecutive Year

Revenues and expenditures increased in public K-12 education for the third consecutive school year in 2015–16 (Fiscal Year 2016). Spending increases over the past three years reverse four consecutive years of expenditure declines from FY 09 to FY 13, after adjusting for inflation.

Nationally, per pupil expenditures rose to $11,841 in FY 16, an increase of 2.8 percent from FY 15, after adjusting for inflation.

Current expenditures per pupil increased by 3 percent or more in 9 states and by 1 to less than 3 percent in 27 states between FY 15 and FY 16. These increases were highest in California for the second consecutive year (8.6 percent), Washington (6.8 percent), New York (6.5 percent), Hawaii (6.2 percent), and Pennsylvania (4.6 percent). » More info


REL Pacific Webinar: Early Reading Outcomes in the Pacific Region: A Focus on English Learners

Join us on December 12 to learn about evidence-based strategies and interventions for teaching academic content and literacy to English learners in elementary school. » More info

The Work of IES

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Standards and Review

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

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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

New Topic Pages: Early Childhood Education And Social, Emotional, And Behavioral Influences On Learning

Four children at a desk in classroomLearn more about what IES is doing across the Centers on these important topics.

Visit the Early Childhood Education and Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Influences on Learning topic pages