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January 2012

NCES Changes Data Collection Method for NHES

Starting in January 2012, the National Center for Education Statistics began collecting National Household Education Survey (NHES) data by mail instead of by telephone as it has nearly every 2 years since 1991. » read more

Staff News

IES welcomes three new staff members:
Daphne Garcia
Mark Glander
Bobbi Woods

IES Awards Contracts for REL Educational Labs

The New Year marked the start of new 5-year contracts for the Regional Educational Laboratories (RELS).

Each REL will build research capacity and a knowledge base by assisting states, districts, and schools in using their data systems; conducting high quality research and evaluation; providing opportunities for practitioners to learn about the best education research; and helping education policymakers and practitioners incorporate data-based practices into regular decisionmaking.

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SBIR FY 2010 Solicitations Open Until February 12

The solicitation period is now open for the FY 2012 IES Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program competition. » read more

NCSER Grantee Receives American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Award

Nickola Nelson, a speech-language pathologist at Western Michigan University and an NCSER grantee, received an American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) 2011 Honors of the Association Award. » read more

Interview with CALDER Director Jane Hannaway

Jane Hannaway, director of CALDER, recently took some time to answer some questions posed by NCER Acting Commissioner Elizabeth Albro about the research and accomplishments of the CALDER project. » read more

College Net Price Calculators

Now students can estimate their out-of-pocket expenses at college by using net price calculators found on college websites. » read more