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Postsecondary Institutions and Cost of Attendance in 2016-17; Degrees and Other Awards Conferred: 2015-16; and 12-Month Enrollment: 2015-16: First Look (Preliminary Data)

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 00:00:00 EDT

This First Look presents preliminary data findings from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) fall 2016 collection, which included three survey components: Institutional Characteristics for the 2016-17 academic year, Completions covering the period July 1, 2015, through June 30, 2016, and data on 12-Month Enrollment for the 2015-16 academic year.

New report examines educational progress and challenges for students by race/ethnicity

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 00:00:00 EDT

NCES released a new report that provides details on the educational progress and challenges students face in the United States by race and ethnicity. The report presents 28 indicators for students in prekindergarten through postsecondary education, as well as adults in the labor force.

FY 2018 Research Funding Webinars

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 11:38:07 EDT

IES has posted a series of pre-recorded webinars related to FY 2018 research funding opportunities. These on-demand webinars cover a variety of topics and grant programs.

IES Awards Education and Special Education Grants

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 14:17:21 EDT

More than $187 million in grants have been awarded to nearly 90 colleges, universities, and research agencies. The grants support research on a broad array of educational issues and challenges.

IES Awards Research Partnership Grants

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 10:30:57 EDT

Researcher-Practitioner Partnership grants and Evaluation of State and Local Education Programs and Policies grants foster partnerships between researchers and practitioners to study education policies, programs and practices. Read the IES press release for more information.

The outcomes and experiences of Early Millennials as young adults

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 00:00:00 EDT

A new Statistical Analysis Report examines the early adulthood milestones achieved by 2002 high school sophomores, including educational attainment, family formation, and employment. Approximately 96 percent of 2002 high school sophomores had completed high school, 84 percent had made the transition to postsecondary education, and one-third had earned a bachelor’s or higher degree by 2012.

IES Awards Grants to Train and Develop Education Scientists

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 12:30:27 EDT

IES Awards Grants to Train and Develop Education Scientists New awards fund training programs in three areas—Early Career Development and Mentoring in Special Education, Pathways to the Education Sciences Research Training Program, and Postdoctoral Research Training Program in the Education Sciences. For more information, see the IES press release.

IES Announces Grants for New Research Methodology Tools and Training

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 12:48:57 EDT

IES has awarded two research grants under the Methods Training and Research program and four grants under the Statistical and Research Methodology in Education program. Learn more

New WWC Review Examines a Study of the Targeted Reading Intervention (TRI)

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 10:58:24 EDT

A study recently reviewed by the WWC examined the effects of the Targeted Reading Intervention (TRI), a professional development intervention designed to help teachers develop the skills of struggling readers. The study included students in kindergarten and first grade from schools in poor rural counties in four states. The study authors found, and the WWC confirmed, that the TRI had positive and statistically significant impacts on alphabetics and comprehension outcomes for struggling readers.

New Review Examines the Research on TNTP Teaching Fellows

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 10:56:57 EDT

TNTP Teaching Fellows is a highly selective route to teacher certification that aims to prepare people to teach in high-need public schools. The WWC reviewed the research on TNTP Teaching Fellows teachers and found that they have no discernible effects on the mathematics achievement of middle and high school students.

IES Announces New FY 2017 Research Grants under the Low-Cost, Short-Duration Evaluation of Education Interventions Program

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 11:53:59 EDT

IES recently awarded five new research grants under the Low-Cost, Short-Duration Evaluation of Education Interventions Program. See IES press release for further details.

Cost Analyses to Inform Decisions About Program Choices, Budgets, and Strategies

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 08:25:13 EDT

This brief explains how cost analyses can inform decision making in education and what resources exist to help calculate the costs of education programs. It also discusses the purposes, advantages, and disadvantages for four types of cost analyses.

IES Announces FY 2018 Education Research and Development Center Grant Competition

Thu, 8 Jun 2017 15:27:21 EDT

The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) announces the Education Research and Development Center Program (84.305C) FY 2018 grant competition.

IES Announces 2018 Special Education Research Grant Competition

Wed, 31 May 2017 09:00:14 EDT

The National Center for Special Education Research released funding announcements for the following FY 2018 grant competitions—Special Education Research Grants; Research Training Programs in Special Education; Low-Cost, Short-Duration Evaluation of Special Education Interventions; and Research Networks Focused on Critical Problems of Policy and Practice in Special Education.

IES Announces 2018 Education Research Grant Competition

Wed, 31 May 2017 08:58:37 EDT

The National Center for Education Research has released funding announcements for the following FY 2018 grant competitions—Education Research Grants, Partnerships and Collaborations Focused on Problems of Practice or Policy, and Low-Cost, Short-Duration Evaluation of Education Interventions. For more details, click here.