Education

Research Centers at a Glance

February 18, 2004 1 min read

The Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences outlined its vision for four new national research centers last week. The centers are the first to take shape under the institute, which was formed in 2002 and is directed by Grover J. “Russ” Whitehurst. They are scheduled to be up and running in the fall, replacing the federal education research centers whose contracts with the department have either ended or will end in the next two years. Below are summaries of the subject areas of the new centers.

National Research and Development Center on Innovation in Education Reform, which will focus on school choice programs, alternative certification for teachers, and other nontraditional strategies for improving education.

National Research and Development Center on Rural Education, which is to focus on problems that rural schools face, such as providing high-quality teachers and access to advanced coursework for high school students in remote areas.

National Research and Development Center on Improving Low-Achieving Schools, which will propose and test solutions for schools plagued by student-achievement problems. The strategies tested might include comprehensive reform models or different approaches for aligning learning standards, curricula, instruction, and assessment.

National Research and Development Center on Postsecondary Education and Training, which will look at the challenges faced by higher education institutions, such as meeting the needs of students unprepared for college-level study.

Let us know what you think!

We’re looking for feedback on our new site to make sure we continue to provide you the best experience.

Events

This content is provided by our sponsor. It is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of Education Week's editorial staff.
Sponsor
Future of Work Webinar
Digital Literacy Strategies to Promote Equity
Our new world has only increased our students’ dependence on technology. This makes digital literacy no longer a “nice to have” but a “need to have.” How do we ensure that every student can navigate
Content provided by Learning.com
Mathematics Online Summit Teaching Math in a Pandemic
Attend this online summit to ask questions about how COVID-19 has affected achievement, instruction, assessment, and engagement in math.
School & District Management Webinar Examining the Evidence: Catching Kids Up at a Distance
As districts, schools, and families navigate a new normal following the abrupt end of in-person schooling this spring, students’ learning opportunities vary enormously across the nation. Access to devices and broadband internet and a secure

EdWeek Top School Jobs

Data Analyst
New York, NY, US
New Visions for Public Schools
Project Manager
United States
K12 Inc.
High School Permanent Substitute Teacher
Woolwich Township, NJ, US
Kingsway Regional School District
MS STEM Teacher
Woolwich Township, NJ, US
Kingsway Regional School District

Read Next

Education Obituary In Memory of Michele Molnar, EdWeek Market Brief Writer and Editor
EdWeek Market Brief Associate Editor Michele Molnar, who was instrumental in launching the publication, succumbed to cancer.
5 min read
Education Briefly Stated Briefly Stated: December 9, 2020
Here's a look at some recent Education Week articles you may have missed.
8 min read
Education Briefly Stated Briefly Stated: Stories You May Have Missed
A collection of articles from the previous week that you may have missed.
8 min read
Education Briefly Stated Briefly Stated: Stories You May Have Missed
A collection of stories from the previous week that you may have missed.
8 min read