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July 2010

Scholar Anthony Bryk Shares "Recipe" for Successful School Reform

Education scholar and noted methodology expert Anthony Bryk detailed five essential "ingredients" of successful school reform and challenged researchers to study pressing problems of practice during a recent presentation to IES staff and guests. » read more

New R&D Center Focuses on Cognition and Math Disabilities

The Institute of Education Sciences' newest Special Education Research and Development Center is the Center on Improving Mathematics Instruction for Students with Mathematics Difficulties, which will be at the University of Delaware under the direction of Nancy Jordan. » read more

Secretary Arne Duncan delivers opening remarks at the conferenceSecretary Arne Duncan delivers
opening remarks at the conference

Education Researchers Hear Unified Call to Pursue Relevant Research

Consistent with the theme of the Fifth Annual Research Conference, Connecting Research, Policy and Practice, more than 1,200 education researchers, policymakers, and staff heard a consistent message from plenary speakers to pursue action-oriented, useable research in partnership with educators.

In his remarks during the opening plenary session, Secretary Arne Duncan referred to education research as "the compass for education reform, guiding us forward" and encouraged attendees to form partnerships with policymakers and practitioners in their communities. » read more

National and International Assessments in 2011 Study of Eighth-Graders

NCES links national and international student assessments so that states can measure their performance against international benchmarks. » read more

IES Funds $100 million Reading for Understanding Research Initiative

IES recently announced the six research teams who will participate in the new Reading for Understanding Research Initiative Network. » read more

IES Welcomes New NCEE Commissioner: Interview with Rebecca Maynard

Dr. Rebecca Maynard joined IES as the Commissioner of the National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance on June 14. » read more