Eye on Research

The Eye on Research feature focuses on education-related scholarship and research in the field of K-12 education.

An examination of three off-the-shelf designs for improving schools finds learning gains for the two with more-prescriptive approaches.
December 15, 2009 - Education Week

A report tinged with controversy raises questions about whether charter groups can 'scale up' schools as quickly as reformers are hoping.
December 3, 2009 | Updated: April 4, 2012 - Education Week

Reflecting his on-the-ground experience, the new director of the Institute of Education Sciences wants studies that are useful to the field.
November 30, 2009 - Education Week

Adolescents’ needs have been overlooked by researchers and policymakers intent on boosting parental engagement, a new book concludes.
November 17, 2009 - Education Week

A new book explores a range of approaches to using pay to try to bring about educational change.
November 9, 2009 - Education Week

Statistics used to make the case that the United States no longer leads the world in higher education are “a mess,” a scholar argues.
November 4, 2009 - Education Week

Studies are showing that many principals don't stay on the job long, and that those who leave don't take other jobs as school leaders.
October 26, 2009 - Education Week

Scholars say students need chances to speak in class and to find a "personal voice" in the new language.
October 19, 2009 - Education Week

Interest in new pay plans for teachers has gone in cycles, a new book says, but the latest surge of attention could last longer.
October 13, 2009 - Education Week

In comments on the proposed federal guidelines for stimulus funds, some researchers say there’s no evidence for the policies touted.
October 2, 2009 - Education Week

Higher scores are linked to lowering the number of students to teach and the number of papers to grade.
September 28, 2009 - Education Week

One reason so many talented students leave college without a diploma may be that they enroll in schools for which they are overqualified, a new book suggests.
September 21, 2009 | Updated: April 4, 2012 - Education Week

A little-developed skill gets fresh recognition as essential for success in school and beyond.
September 14, 2009 - Education Week

The Obama administration wants to graduate more students, but few studies can guide the way in a sector with high remediation rates.
September 1, 2009 - Education Week

A majority of districts report they would be willing to have immunizations done in schools.
August 24, 2009 - Education Week

The nation has few real examples of dramatic school change, experts say, leading to a lack of information on what strategies work.
August 4, 2009 - Education Week

As a method for evaluating teachers’ effectiveness, researchers say, the technique has some drawbacks.
July 1, 2009 | Updated: April 4, 2012 - Education Week

Despite evidence that women have achieved parity on math and science achievement tests, men still outnumber women at the top levels of most of those fields.
June 16, 2009 - Education Week

Consortium shares its approach to creating partnerships that tap data for solving real world school problems.
May 26, 2009 | Updated: April 4, 2012 - Education Week

At least 14 countries have introduced a form of the publicly financed, privately run schools pioneered by the United States.
May 18, 2009 - Education Week

Free products on the Web help teachers across the middle school curriculum develop literacy.
May 7, 2009 | Updated: April 4, 2012 - Education Week

Researchers find that high school graduation tests are hitting certain groups harder than others.
April 27, 2009 - Education Week

Though more Windy City students are taking challenging academic programs, too few are making it into selective colleges, a study finds.
April 23, 2009 | Updated: April 4, 2012 - Education Week

Researchers get advice at the AERA’s annual meeting on partnering with states and districts to tap economic-stimulus aid.
April 21, 2009 - Education Week

A decade after the attack at a Colorado high school, scholars are gaining fresh insights into student gunmen and the havoc they wreak.
April 7, 2009 - Education Week

Disappointing results from federally commissioned experiments are prompting questions about the studies’ designs­—and their payoff.
March 31, 2009 - Education Week

The academic success of children of immigrants to the United States tends to decline from the first to the third generations.
March 16, 2009 - Education Week

To ease staffing challenges, research suggests, focus less on minting new teachers than on keeping the skilled ones already on the job.
March 6, 2009 - Education Week

A new generation of programs and a rigorous research effort are helping clarify the potential learning gains of TV viewing.
March 2, 2009 - Education Week

Philadelphia schools run by for-profit companies outperformed district-run schools in math, and also do better in both math and reading than schools that are managed by nonprofit organizations.
February 23, 2009 - Education Week

Interest is growing among teachers and researchers in using “graphica” as a means of promoting literacy and other academic skills.
February 9, 2009 - Education Week

A collection of research studies aims to explain why progress on narrowing U.S. test-scores differences stalled for many years.
February 2, 2009 - Education Week

The watchwords for the field of education research in the post-Bush era seem headed toward "development" and "innovation."
January 27, 2009 - Education Week

While the incoming president is sparking interest in mixed-race children, the research base on their schooling contains sizeable gaps.
January 21, 2009 - Education Week

Scholars in a city-based consortium are studying practices that are helping students stay on track academically at all grade levels.
December 17, 2008 | Updated: April 6, 2012 - Education Week

Imagine the research possibilities if every student in the country carried a “virtual backpack” stuffed with statistics on his or her entire educational history.
December 5, 2008 - Education Week

A congressionally requested study of the federal research-review agency cheers federal officials but leaves critics unsatisfied.
November 21, 2008 | Updated: April 6, 2012 - Education Week

Noted Harvard psychologist Howard Gardner is leading a team studying the social and ethical norms of young people on the Web.
November 14, 2008 - Education Week

A fellowship program funds studies designed to cater more to educators’ real-world concerns than to the expectations of academia.
November 6, 2008 - Education Week

The use of rating scales as a way to encourage child-care centers and preschools to improve their programs continues to grow in popularity across the states, even as researchers say states need to do more to share what they find and to demonstrate whether rating systems improve learning.
October 28, 2008 - Education Week

Policymakers need to turn the nation’s school finance systems on their head by connecting education dollars to student-achievement goals and outcomes, according to a study released today.
October 27, 2008 - Education Week

Checklist of questions helps test creators avoid needless confusion for students with disabilities.
October 20, 2008 - Education Week

New research finds that many countries consistently produce a higher percentage of girls with elite math skills than the United States does, which it attributes to a tendency in American society to discourage girls from pursuing those studies.
October 17, 2008 - Education Week

For years, academically gifted children were thought to fit neatly into a category. But developmental psychologists are learning that people who are gifted are not categorized quite so neatly.
October 14, 2008 - Education Week

Making brain research on such topics as executive function digestible to educators in the field is a central goal of a cross-disciplinary project underway in Baltimore.
October 7, 2008 - Education Week

A 15-year research project found that students in career academies were no more likely to attend college than those in traditional high schools, but they earned more money by their mid-20s.
October 3, 2008 | Updated: April 7, 2012 - Education Week

New analysis joins a small but growing body of research on absenteeism in the early grades.
September 30, 2008 - Education Week

Amid shrinking budgets and staff limitations, education departments say they can’t meet the technical requirements for helping struggling schools under the federal law, a study finds.
September 17, 2008 | Updated: April 6, 2012 - Education Week

To tap into the large pool of potential teachers outside the field, policymakers should rethink the training and recruitment of midcareer professionals and address pay and working conditions, a new report suggests.
September 10, 2008 - Education Week

A new study concludes that while teachers appear to be adjusting how they do their jobs, principals and district leaders are not necessarily in control of those instructional changes.
September 8, 2008 - Education Week

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