DC Shuttle: No Research Left Behind?

Common guidelines for education research and development. The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) have formally released common guidelines for education research and development. The guidelines are intended to guide research investment decisions at IES, the U.S. Department of Education’s main research agency, and NSF research in science, technology, engineering and mathematics education. They also seek to clarify the evidence expected for different types of research proposals in applications for grants from the agencies. At a hearing Tuesday, Education and the Workforce Chair John Kline (R-MN) said he will begin writing a renewal of the Education Sciences Reform Act while striving to make its work more useful in schools. Congress passed the law creating the agency in 2002 while also passing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act reauthorization known as No Child Left Behind. Recent efforts to update that law have been stalled.

We publish the DC Shuttle each week featuring higher ed news from Washington collected by the New England Council, of which NEBHE is a member. This edition is drawn from the Higher Education Update in the Council’s Weekly Washington Report of Sept. 16, 2013.

Founded in 1925, the New England Council is a nonpartisan alliance of businesses, academic and health institutions, and public and private organizations throughout New England formed to promote economic growth and a high quality of life in the New England region. The Council’s mission is to identify and support federal public policies and articulate the voice of its membership regionally and nationally on important issues facing New England. For more information, please visit: www.newenglandcouncil.com.




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