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May 2011

NCES Releases Condition of Education 2011

At 10 am on May 26, NCES will release the congressionally mandated report on the condition of education in the United States. The Condition of Education 2011 summarizes important developments and trends in education using the latest available data. The 2011 report presents 50 indicators on the status and condition of education. » read more

Staff News

IES-Funded Technology Developer Wins Grand Prize from the National STEM Video Game Challenge

Filament Games recently won the Grand Prize from the National STEM Video Game Challenge for their IES-supported project under the Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR). The IES SBIR program provides awards of up to $1.05 million to small businesses and partners for the full-scale development of products to facilitate student learning or teacher efficiency, or tools to improve education research. After projects are completed, the goal for the program is for products to be commercialized in the private sector.

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Stanford's Sean Reardon Discusses Income Achievement Gaps

The gap in achievement between students from low-income and high-income backgrounds has increased dramatically in recent years. » read more

LEAP Model of Early Intervention for Young Children with ASD

Research on Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and the development of interventions for children with autism have expanded greatly in recent years . . . » read more

WWC Tool Makes It Easier to Locate Scientific Evidence of What Works in Education

NCEE recently released a revamped Find What Works tool on its What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) website. » read more

Federal Working Group on Certificates and Certifications

NCES leads a federal interagency working group to develop new data sources to monitor the prevalence of industry-recognized certifications and educational certificates among U.S. adults. » read more