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Changes in principal preparation programs afoot

11/18/2014 )  Changes in principal preparation programs afoot Two recent opinion pieces, that appeared on the Thomas Fordham Institute web site, offer a look at issues regarding principal preparation. John Chubb, the president of the National Association of Independent Schools, examined the

The story of delayed gratification and the Marshmallow Test

11/10/2014 )  The story of delayed gratification and the "Marshmallow Test" The story of delayed gratification and its impact on socially important outcomes is told by the psychologist Walter Mischel in his newly published book, The Marshmallow Test Mastering Self control. For

How Important Are School Superintendents

10/29/2014 )  How Important are School Superintendents A report by the Brown Center on Education Policy released in September 2014 finds that school superintendents are around for only a short time and have very little impact when it comes to improving student

Enrollment in Teacher Preparation Programs Declining

10/23/2014 )  Enrollment in Teacher Preparation Programs Declining  Since 2008, there has been a decrease in enrollment in teacher preparation programs especially in large states like California, Texas, and New York resulting in anticipated teacher shortages. The shortages are most likely to

West Ed Web Site Offers Educators Tools and Resources for Common Core

10/2/2014 )  West Ed Web Site Offers Educators Tools and Resources for Common Core West Ed has a new wed site to support educators cope with the demand for providing effective instruction under the guidelines of Common Core. The site offers free

Can Traditional Public Schools Replicate Successful Charter Models

9/25/2014 )  Can Traditional Public Schools Replicate Successful Charter Models? A Different Take This op ed piece by Daniel Willingham examines recent research conducted by Roland Fryer. The study, Injecting Charter School Best Practices into Traditional Public Schools Evidence from Field Experiments,

The critical role replication plays in research

9/5/2014 )  The critical role replication plays in research A recently published study on replication of research in education, “Facts Are More Important Than Novelty Replication in the Education Sciences” finds that as few as 0.13 percentage of journal studies are were

Savage Controversies August 2014

8/7/2014 )  Savage Controversies August 2014 The Evidence based Practices Special Interest Group (SIG) August 2014 newsletter, “Savage Controversies” has arrived. The SIG, a special interest group of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, promotes activities to address the large scale implementation

2013 Wing Research Grant Results

7/8/2014 )  The Impact of Behavior Skill Training and Coaching on Implementation of Practices  The results of last year's Wing Institute's 2013 research grant are now available on our web site. Mary Sawyer submitted the selected study that examines the "Effects of

Spurious Correlations

5/28/2014 )  Spurious Correlations An important rule of research is correlation does not equal causation. Just because two events track each other over time does not mean that one caused the other. An example of this is ice cream sales and murder

Graduate Research Grant 2014 RFP

5/8/2014 )  Graduate Research Funding for 2013 The Wing Institute is launching a new initiative to provide funding for graduate students who are interested in doing research in the area of evidence based education.The purpose of the initiative is to  promote new

Proceedings from the Wing Institute's 6th Annual Summit on Performance Feedback

3/25/2014 )  Proceedings from the Wing Institute's 6th Annual Summit on Performance Feedback This book is compiled from the proceedings of the sixth summit titled Performance Feedback Using Data to Improve Educator Performance. The 2011 summit topic was selected to help answer

Voter Perceptions of the Common Core Standards

3/21/2014 )  Voter Perceptions of the Common Core Standards Forty six states and Washington DC have adopted the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) first conceived of by the National Governors Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers. Thirty five states

The SAT is to be redesigned for 2016

3/10/2014 )  The SAT is to be redesigned for 2016 The College Board announced a major revision of the SAT college admission test. The redesigned SAT will no longer require an essay, place less emphasis on certain vocabulary, as well as return

US Department of Education releases school discipline guidelines

2/5/2014 )  US Department of Education releases school discipline guidelines On January 8, 2014, The U.S. Department of Education (ED) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) released a school discipline package to assist educators in developing a course of action to deal

Teacher Preparation and Behavior Management

12/12/2013 )  Teacher Preparation and Behavior Management A report released this December by The National Council on Teacher Quality looks at the impact teacher preparation programs are having training teachers in effective behavior management strategies and techniques. The report titled, Training our

Balefire reviews educational apps

12/4/2013 )  Balefire reviews educational apps Balfire has produced a web site to help parents and educators make informed decisions when considering the purchase of educational apps. The site strives to be a non biased and objective source of evidence based information

Center on Innovations in Learning publishes handbook

12/4/2013 )  Center on Innovations in Learning publishes handbook The Center on Innovations in Learning has published a new book, Handbook on Innovations in Learning edited by Marilyn Murphy, Sam Redding, and Janet Twyman. Several of the chapters were written by keynote

Educators Guide for Data Informed Decisions

9/12/2013 )  This guide, produced by the REL Pacific is one of ten Regional Education Laboratories established and funded by the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences, offers educators an tool for educators to effectively use data to inform decisions.

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