School & District Management Series

Research Into Practice

The Push for Usability

This four-part series examines the movement to make education research more “usable” and explores some efforts to connect the worlds of research and practice.

School & District Management Windy City's Schools Look to Consortium For Practical Research
At the Consortium on Chicago School Research, producing high-quality studies to meet the needs of local educators and policymakers is the guiding creed.
Jeff Archer, April 9, 2003
10 min read
School & District Management R.I. District Focuses on Research-Based 'Common Language'
Providence schools are making headway in an unusual experiment to take seemingly arcane scientific findings and convert them into something that practitioners can use.
Debra Viadero, April 2, 2003
9 min read
School & District Management Physics Studies Yield Teaching Benefits
Physics is one field in which research has yielded "usable" information that teachers can apply in the classroom—a growing emphasis for many leading players in the world of educational research.
David J. Hoff, March 26, 2003
8 min read
School & District Management Scholars Aim to Connect Studies to Schools' Needs
Education researchers are increasingly wondering if the work they do is making enough of a difference in real schools and districts. In national commissions, networks, and discussion groups, they are increasingly asking whether it can be made more usable.
Debra Viadero, March 19, 2003
14 min read