With the No Child Left Behind Act now requiring schools to adopt only “research-based” programs and activities, it’s more important than ever for school leaders to stay abreast of the latest educational research. Now, education stakeholders have at their disposal a single online resource documenting the findings of several original, interdisciplinary research reports on a variety of topics, such as the training of high-quality teachers, identification of students with learning disabilities, and effects of class-size reductions on student achievement. “ResearchBrief,” from the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), is an internet-based publication offering summaries of several well-documented research reports on a variety of educational topics. Every two weeks, the web site provides an overview of a recent study—including research questions, data sources, and findings—as well as its significance for practitioners and policy makers. The publication is overseen by a panel of nationally renowned scholars and practitioners who ensure the quality of studies reviewed, as well as their relevancy to ASCD members.

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