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November 2011

NBES Swears in a "New" Board Member and Elects 2012 Leadership

The October 14 National Board for Education Sciences (NBES) meeting marked the final meeting for outgoing chair Jon Baron, who served on the Board for 7 years and as chair since November 2010. Bridget Terry Long, who had served as vice chair, was elected to the chairmanship for a 1-year term. Kris Gutiérrez was elected vice chair, also for a 1-year term. » read more

NCSER Funds Research on Down Syndrome: Executive Functioning Skills and Reading Instruction

photo of student with Down Syndrome working with teacher

Two new grants awarded by NCSER in 2011 focus on Down syndrome, the most common genetic cause of intellectual disability.

Deborah Fidler and Lisa Daunhauer of Colorado State University are exploring executive functioning skills—cognitive processes that are important for adaptive, goal-directed actions—in young children with Down syndrome. » read more

NCER Grantee Wins 2010 Presidential Award for Excellence to Education Science

NCER grantee Roy Levy of Arizona State University receives the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on outstanding scientists and engineers beginning their independent careers. » read more

Early Childhood Longitudinal Study Data Collection Underway

In late December 2011 or early January 2012, the fall first-grade data collection for the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 2010-11 (ECLS-K:2011) will end, and the spring data collection will begin in late March 2012 and end in mid-June 2012. » read more

New Reference Reports Aim to Help Researchers Improve the Quality, Cost-Effectiveness of Their Research

NCEE's new reference reports provide new evidence about the usefulness of state assessment data in impact evaluations. » read more

Staff News

IES welcomes four new staff members: » read more