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September 2011

Interview with Ruth Curran Neild, NCEE Associate Commissioner for Knowledge Utilization

After ten years of working in the education research world—including the University of Pennsylvania's Graduate School of Education and Johns Hopkins University's Center for Social Organization of Schools—Ruth Curran Neild became Associate Commissioner of NCEE's Knowledge Utilization Division in January 2011. » read more

Staff News

* Alli Bell * Erin Roth
* Sarah Crissey * Nancy Sharkey

New NCSER Commissioner Speece Talks Vision, Decision to Join IES

Deborah L. Speece

Deborah L. Speece began her appointment as Commissioner of the National Center for Special Education Research on August 23. Following a whirlwind first week that saw both a rare DC earthquake and a hurricane, the new Commissioner sat down with Education Research News to talk about what first got her involved in special education research and what she hopes to accomplish during her tenure at IES.

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UVA's Grissmer Says Early Fine Motor Skills, General Knowledge Key to Long-Term Educational Outcomes

UVA researcher David Grissmer presents findings from his recent studies using data from IES' Early Childhood Longitudinal Study. » read more

NCER-funded Project Focuses on Homeless and Highly Mobile Children

Ann Masten receives a grant to develop an intervention to enhance the school readiness, learning, and early school success of homeless and other highly mobile preschoolers. » read more

New International Survey Assesses Adult Competencies

NCES has begun conducting a new international assessment of adult competencies in U.S. households. » read more

New Report Examines Implementation of SIG Applications

NCEE recently released the first of four reports from the Study of School Turnaround Models, which examines the implementation of School Improvement Grants (SIGs). » read more