Beth Graue in The Educated Reporter

July 9, 2010

Beth Graue is among commentators on “what the research says” about the merits of class size reduction (The Educated Reporter, 9 July).


Online Games and Adolescent Reading

July 6, 2010

Video games and participatory cultures have emerged as an important force for student learning, both in and out of school.


Teacher Compensation Knowledge Base

June 28, 2010

The Consortium for Policy Research in Education (CPRE) works toward placing talented and capable teachers in classrooms to accomplish the nation’s goals of teaching all students to high standards, and closing the achievement gap.


Tracking Progress of ELL Students

June 23, 2010

The number of English Language Learner (ELL) students continues to increase dramatically in U.S. schools.


Adam Gamoran on ABC News

June 17, 2010

Adam Gamoran discusses the benefits of class size reduction (ABC News, 17 June).


FAST Leaders to Convene in Madison

June 14, 2010

Families and schools will work more closely together as a result of next week’s international conference sponsored by Families and Schools Together.


Researchers Using Video Face Options and Challenges

June 10, 2010

Video technology is transforming research in the learning sciences.


Adam Gamoran in the Voice of San Diego

June 7, 2010

Adam Gamoran comments on the effects of tracking students (Voice of San Diego, 7 June)


Measuring Effects of a Pre-College Engineering Curriculum

June 1, 2010

A new Working Paper by Mitchell Nathan and colleagues illustrates how propensity score matching (PSM) can provide a robust estimate of a program treatment effect on student learning outcomes.


Bob Mathieu in NatureNews

May 26, 2010

CIRTL’s Bob Mathieu says NSF’s broader-impacts criterion “makes scientists think more explicitly about how their work is connected to enhancing benefits to society” (NatureNews, 26 May)


Working Paper Details Successes of STEM Collaboration

May 24, 2010

A new working paper presents findings on the effects of WCER’s SCALE project—System-Wide Change for All Learners and Educators.


Assessing English Language Learners in Secondary Schools

May 17, 2010

WCER’s FLARE project helps secondary school teachers measure the progress of English Language Learners in academic classes.


ITP Fellow Wins Best Graduate Student Paper Award

May 10, 2010

At last week’s annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association ITP Fellow Anna Haskins received the Sociology of Education Special Interest Group’s “Best Graduate Student Paper” award.


Surveys of Learning Reveal Strengths, Weaknesses

May 10, 2010

Over the past two decades, large-scale surveys have generated a wealth of generalizable evidence on instruction. But until recently, this vast body of research has not been summarized systematically.


Measuring Effects of Social Capital

May 3, 2010

Children’s social capital rests on the trust and shared expectations embedded in their networks of friends, parents, and teachers.