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November 2009

Reinventing the Regional Educational Laboratories

IES is reaching out to practitioners and policy leaders for their guidance on how best to support their work through the 10 nationwide Regional Educational Laboratories. The IES-funded regional labs are charged with supporting applied research and development, disseminating school improvement practices widely, and providing technical assistance to education agencies in their regions. » read more

New Staff Appointments

Secretary Duncan and Director Easton at the swearing-in ceremony

John Q. Easton Sworn in as New IES Director

John Q. Easton outlined ambitious goals for the Institute of Education Sciences after being sworn in as director by Secretary of Education Arne Duncan during an Oct. 5 ceremony.
"We will continue to build on our rigorous standards for research, statistics, assessment, and evaluation
. . . but we will also bring a new focus . . .
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Secretary Duncan and Director Easton at the swearing-in ceremony.

2010 Research Conference & Poster Exhibition

The planning has shifted into high gear for the Institute's fifth annual research conference for IES grant awardees, contractors and expert data users. » read more

Financial Aid Calculator Template Now Available

Now students can estimate their out-of-pocket expenses at college by using the net price calculator template.» read more

Lunch-and-Learn Brown Bags with the New Director

IES Director John Easton wants his vision for the Institute to be informed and shaped by the collective expertise of his staff. » read more

What Works Clearinghouse Practice Guides Webinars

NCEE's What Works Clearinghouse recently launched a new outreach tool for its well-received practice guides.» read more