A story on the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences in the Sept. 27 issue of Education Week (“IES Gets Mixed Grades as It Comes of Age”) cited the wrong number of pre- and post-doctoral fellows who have received training grants from the institute, due to incorrect information supplied by the department. The correct number is 177. Also, the institute’s Educational Resources Information Clearinghouse, or ERIC, system currently contains all or most published studies in education, in contrast to what the story reported. A previously publicized goal to archive only high-quality studies was later deemed unworkable, according to Grover J. “Russ” Whitehurst, the institute’s director.
A version of this article appeared in the October 04, 2006 edition of Education Week