Research and Evaluation

Leveraging Postsecondary Data to Increase College Access

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09/20/2017
Online Event

This webinar, co-presented by Jessica Bailey of the REL Northeast and Islands, will explore recent research on the ways states and districts are using postsecondary data to track graduates’ postsecondary enrollment, persistence, and success to increase college access.

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Everyone's Worried About Fake News: What Can Teachers Do About It?

In this article, EDC experts Eliza Fabillar, Tony Streit, and Bill Tally share their insights on the crucial importance of teachers fostering students' media literacy, informed use of social media, and civil discourse: "Not only do teachers need to help their students understand the difference between real and fake news stories, but they need to guide them in learning how to consume, understand, and create media that is relevant to their lives...In a democratic society, it’s every teacher’s responsibility to educate their students on how to be citizens, and being able to make sense of media is a critical part of that education...We need to make media literacy instruction more nimble to better address the media environments in which young people are spending time. This means talking about social media and having real conversations about truth, ethics, and the responsibilities of digital citizenship..."

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EDC Newsroom

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Mon, 08/21/2017

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Supporting Early Career STEM Education Researchers

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Catherine McCulloch leads national initiatives focused on bridging STEM research and practice to improve outcomes for students. She is the Principal Investigator of the National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded Community for Advancing Discovery Research in Education (CADRE) and STEM Smart, and a member of EDC’s Interactive STEM R+P Collaboratory team. In this post, Catherine discusses the need to better prepare and support early career STEM education researchers. Since its launch in 2008, CADRE has worked to meet this need through the CADRE Fellows Program and by publishing a wide array of resources. This post spotlights a comprehensive new resource, the CADRE Early Career Guide: Tips for Early Career STEM Education Researchers, that presents great advice on how to become a successful researcher in the field of STEM education that experienced NSF investigators have shared with CADRE Fellows. The guide also provides a close-up look at the CADRE Fellows Program.

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EDC Receives IES Grant to Examine Career-Tech Education Outcomes

Young woman working on robotics

With a $1.38M grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute for Education Sciences, Katherine Shields, Ilene Kantrov, Lynn Goldsmith, Sarah Ryan, Tracy McMahon, and David Bamat are examining relationships between high school students’ academic outcomes and their participation in different modes of career and technical education (CTE). The study is timely.

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Our Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Work Matters

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David Bamat, EDC researcher and former middle school/high school teacher, has a keen interest in advancing knowledge of effective strategies to promote education equity and reform. Bamat, a doctoral student at Boston College, is currently contributing his quantitative and qualitative research expertise to several Regional Educational Laboratory-Northeast & Islands studies. With Principal Investigator Clare Irwin, he co-authored a report, "Patterns of Classroom Quality in Head Start and Center-Based Early Childhood Education Programs," that presents findings from a study that explored whether multiple measures of diverse aspects of classroom quality can be used to classify early childhood classrooms into classroom quality groups. He and Irwin presented findings from the study at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association. During this post, he reflects on that experience and how it reinforced the importance of the REL's strong emphasis on researcher-practitioner partnerships to ensure that research responds to practitioners' needs and priorities.

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Early Childhood at EDC

Fri, 06/16/2017

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This brief describes EDC's deep commitment to ensuring that all young children have the support they need during the critical early childhood window of time. In the brief, we share what it takes to improve the quality of early childhood services and describe some of the efforts that we are leading across the U.S. and around the world to make a difference in the lives of young children and their families.

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8 pp.

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Early STEM Learning at EDC

Fri, 06/16/2017

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Education Development Center

This fact sheet provides a brief overview of some of EDC's work to ensure that all young children—and especially young children who live in low-income communities and are members of underrepresented groups—can access high-quality early STEM learning experiences that foster their school readiness and success. Features highlights from our research and evaluation, professional development, and instructional design initiatives.

Early STEM learning at EDC

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4 pp

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Rethinking Accountability: Lessons from Alternative Education

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Jessica Kannam is a Policy/Research Assistant at American Youth Policy Forum (AYPF). Previously, she worked as a junior associate in the enrollment office of DC Public Schools, as part of their Urban Education Leaders Internship Program, and as an intern in the Housing Unit at Greater Boston Legal Services. In this post, Jessica provides a summary of a three-part blog series originally published in April on the AYPF blog, Forum for Thought. In the series, Jessica, Carinne Deeds (AYPF Policy Associate), and Jennifer Brown Lerner (AYPF Deputy Director) shared insights from a recent study tour to Denver, CO. As Jessica describes in this post, the series highlighted lessons learned on how states can leverage opportunities under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) to create accountability systems that support all students, especially those served in alternative education settings.

 

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Webinar: Including Ever-English Learner Students in Accountability and Continuous Improvement

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06/21/2017
Free Online Event

From 2:00 - 3:00 p.m., state and district leaders and others are invited to attend this webinar which will highlight findings from a recently published REL Northeast & Islands research study, “Graduation outcomes of students who entered New York City public schools in grade 5 or 6 as English learner students" that included all English learner students in calculations of high school graduation rates, whether or not they had been reclas

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