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NCSER releases the FY 2023 Special Education Grants Program (ALN 84.324A) and Research Training Programs in Special Education (ALN 84.324B) competitions. For more information on RFAs and important dates, see IES Funding Opportunities.

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Providing Reading Interventions for Students in Grades 4–9

The What Works ClearinghouseTM has released a new practice guide on improving reading among students in grades 4–9. A panel of experts in reading research and practitioners who deliver or oversee reading interventions examined the research base to determine four evidence-based practices that can be used by special educators, general education teachers, reading specialists and coaches, administrators, and parents. Read more.

Resources for Researchers

A bookshelf shaped like a treeA collection of available data, videos, training materials, and more designed for active researchers.

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Sharing Study Data: A Guide for Education Researchers

This IES guide helps researchers make decisions about how to safely and appropriately share study data in support of open science.

Enhancing the Generalizability of Impact Studies in Education

This IES publication aims to help researchers design and implement impact studies in education so that the findings are more generalizable to the study's target population.

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.


NCSER awards FY 2023 grants in under various competitions, including Special Education Research Grants, Research Training Programs in Special Education, Special Education Research and Development Centers, and AI-Augmented Learning for Individuals with Disabilities. Read more.

NCSER Acting Commissioner's Update to Grantees and Applicants

Acting Commissioner Jacquelyn Buckley wrote a letter to the field addressing recent developments in NCSER funding. In this letter, Buckley clarified the sources of NCSER funding, the mandated return of American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds, how this rescission of funds impacted new awards for FY 2023, and the outlook for FY 2024 competitions. Read more

IES Principal Investigators Meeting

Critical Questions & Practical Solutions: Improving the PRactice and Usefulness of Education Research

2023 IES PI Meeting
Building on 20 Years of IES Research to Accelerate the Education Sciences
May 16–18, 2023

View materials and videos from the past IES Principal Investigators Meetings:
2021–2022 IES PI Meeting
2019 IES PI Meeting
2018 IES PI Meeting

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