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The latest news about education research including articles, Commentaries, and special features.

Leonardo Guerra, who works for a food vendor, holds a school lunch tray featuring his company's whole wheat tortillas at the School Nutrition Association conference in Boston earlier this month. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's nutritional standards for schools, which took effect in 2012, require schools to serve more fresh fruit, vegetables, and whole grains and to limit calories, fat, and sodium in their federally subsidized meals.
—Charles Krupa/AP

Are Healthier School Lunches Winning Over Students?

Two new surveys of school leaders found that while many students complained about the more-nutritious fare offered by schools when new federal rules rolled out, that discontent seems to have waned. (July 21, 2014)

Inside School Research Blog

10/30 11:13 am | National Research Groups Call for Focus on Transition to Adulthood | A new national study finds young adults at the end of their K-12 academic careers face just as critical a developmental window as young children starting school.

Sputnik Blog

01/16 08:15 am | Sputnik Moves to New Orbit! | If you've enjoyed reading Sputnik as much as I've enjoyed writing it, I'm sure you'll equally enjoy reading and reacting to my blog at Huffington Post. Farewell Sputnik!

EdTech Researcher Blog

10/24 08:23 pm | Listening to Massive: The Future of Learning at Scale | A podcast from the Harvard Graduate School of Education about Massive: The Future of Learning at Scale.

Special Collection

Quality Counts 2012
The 16th edition of Education Week's annual report looks at America's international standing in education, and lessons to be drawn from high-performing countries.

PD Sourcebook

The Professional Development Directory features courses and resources for teachers on:
Brain Research / Cognitive Development
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Superintendents voice both skepticism and optimism on the governing abilities of school boards in the second of a series of Gallup-Education Week polls.
October 1, 2013 - Education Week
The partnership of research organizations with local district and charter schools will study how the often-changing education policy landscape in the nation's capital affects students and teachers.
September 24, 2013 - Education Week
As it considers reauthorizing the Education Sciences Reform Act, a House panel assesses IES' stewardship of school research.
September 17, 2013 - Education Week
In what opens new questions about how selective alternative programs work, a random-assignment experiment shows that students taught by secondary TFA teachers outperformed their peers.
September 11, 2013 | Updated: September 18, 2013 - Education Week
Researchers find that the systems used in many states to gauge the quality of child-care programs have only a tenuous connection to children's learning outcomes.
September 10, 2013 - Education Week
To improve learning, educators should look to research on how the human brain processes information, Alden Blodget says.
September 10, 2013 - Education Week
September 10, 2013 - Education Week
The concept aims to raise academic expectations by teaching students and teachers how to think of intelligence as something that can be improved through effort and experimentation.
September 10, 2013 - Education Week
In a pair of new national polls aiming to capture the American public's view of the state of K-12 education, one finding is clear: Most of those surveyed are clueless about the Common Core State Standards.
August 27, 2013 - Education Week
A study found that requiring students to participate in community service to graduate led to significant boosts in 8th grade volunteering, but actually decreased volunteering among older students.
August 20, 2013 - Education Week

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