James D. Anderson to Deliver 2014 Brown Lecture

James D. Anderson (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign), noted expert on American education history and desegregation, has been selected to present the 2014 Brown Lecture on October 23.
2014 Award Winners in Education Research

AERA announced the winners of its 2014 awards for excellence in education research. The recipients were honored at an awards ceremony at the AERA Annual Meeting in Philadelphia. Read more
Education Research Headlines
U.S. 4th Graders Get More Help With Less Homework, Study Finds
Education Week, April 22, 2014
U.S. 4th grade teachers assign less math homework than their colleagues in other nations but their students get more help with it.

Kids Don't Learn Better Just Because They're Young, 'Little Sponges': What Really Works
RealClearEducation.com, April 22, 2014
A new study shows that kids don’t learn important information that’s right in front of them, unless an adult is actively teaching them. 

You can’t take it with you; more than 40 percent of community college transfer students unable to transfer their credits to a four-year school
The Hechinger Report (Education by the Numbers), April 21, 2014
Community colleges enroll about 40 percent of American undergraduates. But many question how rigorous the education is and doubt whether these two-year schools are properly preparing students for four-year degrees or good careers. 

Paying for College: Experts Gather in Search of New Models
The Chronicle of Higher Education, April 15, 2014
The Lumina Foundation has made college attainment its primary focus. One major impediment to its "big goal" of increasing "the proportion of Americans with high-quality college degrees, certificates, or other credentials to 60 percent by 2025" is the cost of college. 
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