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March 2011

2012 Funding Announcements and Webinars

IES recently released FY 2012 funding announcements for grant competitions in education and special education research and training.
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Staff News

Richard Arum

NYU Professor Discusses Academic Learning in Higher Education with IES Staff

Richard Arum, NYU professor and co-author of Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses, recently discussed with IES staff the methodology, key findings, and policy recommendations outlined in his much-talked about book on academic learning in higher education. » read more

R&D Center Focuses on Effectiveness of School Choice

Interview with researchers from NCER-funded National Center for Research on School Choice. » read more

90-Day Research Cycles

IES-Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching cooperative agreement involves the use of 90-day research cycles to explore issues related to teacher evaluation systems. » read more

Developing 3-D Virtual Learning Environments for Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

A common characteristic of individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) is impairment in social interaction skills. » read more

ERIC Collection Grows, Partners with ProQuest

The Education Resources Information Center, a collection of indexed journals, articles, books and other documents, now contains more than 1,375,619 records. » read more