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September 2012

What's New

Back to School Stats

The Back to School Stats for 2012 are now available on NCES's Fast Facts page.

New Educators' Practice Guides Focus on Elementary Grades

The What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) has released two new Educators' Practice Guides that focus on instructional approaches for helping students master challenging academic work in the elementary grades. Improving Mathematical Problem Solving in Grades 4 Through 8 and Teaching Elementary School Students to Be Effective Writers review research against WWC standards and provide educators with recommended research-based practices, specific strategies and examples, and suggestions for overcoming roadblocks to implementing the recommendations.

Practice Guides: Just the FAQs
How can you use a practice guide in your school or classroom? What evidence supports a practice guide? You can find answers to these questions and other frequently asked questions about practice guides on the FAQs page.

Important Updates About IES

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