Compendium of education research briefs released
Latest hot button education issues examined
EAST LANSING, Mich. (June 13, 2013) – The research behind such "hot button" educational issues as Common Core State Standards, teacher evaluations, ability grouping and LGBT safety in schools is examined in a compendium of ten short briefs written by Dr. William Mathis of the University of Colorado Boulder released today.
Research-Based Options for Education Policymaking, published by the National Education Policy Center (NEPC), housed at the University of Colorado Boulder, with funding from the Great Lakes Center for Education Research and Practice, is a multipart brief that takes up a number of important policy issues and identifies policies supported by research.
"Policymakers can easily gravitate toward the latest silver bullet, yet often their decisions regarding public education aren't grounded in academic research," Mathis said. "This compendium was developed as a research tool for policymakers, educators and the public to educate them on what research has shown to truly work."
The brief tackles the following areas:
Research-Based Options for Education Policymaking takes up a number of important policy issues and identifies policies supported by research. Each section focuses on a different issue, and its recommendations to policymakers are based on the latest scholarship.
Find the brief on the Great Lakes Center website:
These brief can also be found on the NEPC website:
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The mission of the Great Lakes Center for Education Research and Practice is to support and disseminate high quality research and reviews of research for the purpose of informing education policy and to develop research-based resources for use by those who advocate for education reform.