Why don’t teachers use education research in teaching?

Last year, three education researchers from Durham University tried an interesting experiment. They carried out an intervention with several primary schools – an intervention that should have had a positive impact on their students’ learning. But the researchers weren’t interested in the outcome for the students – at least, not directly. What they were interestedContinue reading Why don’t teachers use education research in teaching?

National Education Researcher Database (NERD)

The Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia and its Jefferson Education Accelerator are creating the first-ever comprehensive catalog of education researchers in the country. By centralizing information about academic researchers in an easily navigable and freely available database, NERD will enable school leaders and education-focused innovators and investors seeking expert perspective andContinue reading National Education Researcher Database (NERD)

SEA and LEA Guides for Identifying Evidence-Based Intervention for School Improvement

These self-study guides were developed to help state education agencies, local education agencies, and schools systematically consider the evidence-base and appropriateness of school improvement interventions for use in their schools. Self-study involves creating a team whose members prepare individually for discussion, meet to participate in discussion and the decision-making process, and then plan next stepsContinue reading SEA and LEA Guides for Identifying Evidence-Based Intervention for School Improvement