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How to Make Education Research Relevant to Teachers

Research shows that good teachers are the most important ingredient that schools can provide to help students succeed. This is especially true for struggling schools. Now here's something we're realizing about our current education research: Too few educators feel that the research that the US government supports has a tangible impact on their work in the classroom. That's something that has to change.

REL Northeast & Islands Webinar: Family and Community Partnerships in Social and Emotional Learning Programs

Join us on December 7 for evidence-based information on family and community partnerships in school-based social and emotional learning programs.

Did You Know?

The average score for eighth-grade AI/AN students in reading was higher in 2009 than in 2007, and the percentage of AI/AN students at or above Proficient and at Advanced in mathematics was higher in 2009 than in 2005. (Read more)

Between 1985 and 2008, public school enrollment rose 26 percent, from 39.4 million to 49.8 million. (Read more)

Data Snapshot

Average scores in civics for students eligible for either free or reduced price school lunch were higher in 2010 than in 2006 at both grades 4 and 8.
Average scores in civics for students eligible for either free or reduced price school lunch were higher in 2010 than in 2006 at both grades 4 and 8.

 

Approximately two-thirds of fourth-graders both nationally and in large city schools reported never using a calculator while taking mathematics tests or quizzes.
Approximately two-thirds of fourth-graders both nationally and in large city schools reported never using a calculator while taking mathematics tests or quizzes.