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March 2010

Special Education Research Grants Announced

NCSER is investing over $36 million in 21 new special education research grants. The Center received 162 research grant applications across 10 program areas focusing on improving educational outcomes for students with or at risk for disabilities. » read more

IES Presentations at AERA Annual Conference

IES staff will be making presentations at AERA's annual conference in April. » read more
Murnane lectures IES staffDr. Richard Murnane speaks to IES staff

Harvard Economist Leads Discussion of Education Progress and Challenges with IES Staff

Richard Murnane, a noted Harvard University scholar who has worked closely with schools on improvement strategies and student assessment results, discussed with IES staff some of the most vexing challenges in American schools—from teacher quality to student discipline—in a talk entitled "Educational Policy Research: Progress, Puzzles and Challenges." » read more

Postsecondary Experimental Studies

New partnership within IES allows researchers to conduct experiments that examine ways to improve access to, persistence in, and completion of postsecondary education. » read more

IES Grantees Receive Prestigious Award

Two IES-funded researchers received the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on outstanding scientists and engineers. » read more

New WWC Topic Area: Students with Learning Disabilities

The WWC is now conducting reviews of research on interventions that focus on students who have learning disabilities. » read more

New Discretionary Grant Program to Study Race to the Top

IES has established a separate funding competition to conduct evaluations of education activities funded through Race to the Top awards. » read more