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New Findings Exploring Instructional Practices Related to Young Students' Language Development and Comprehension
A new evaluation brief identifies instructional practices related to young students’ growth in language skills and comprehension in listening and reading. . . . [MORE]

Characteristics of Private Schools in 2015-16
There were more than 34,500 private schools in the United States in the fall of 2015, serving nearly 5 million students, according to new results from the 2015-16 Private School Universe Survey. . . . [MORE]

A Fresh Look at U.S. Public School Teachers
Data from the 2015-16 National Teacher and Principal Survey provide information about the more than 3. . . . [MORE]

A Fresh Look at Public School Principals in the U.S.
New Results from the National Teacher and Principal Survey (NTPS) provide information about the approximately 90,400 principals who are leading public K-12 schools in the United States. . . . [MORE]

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The mission of the Institute of Education Sciences at the US Department of Education is to provide rigorous and relevant research on which to ground education practice and policy and share this information broadly. By identifying what works, what doesn’t, and why, IES aims to improve educational outcomes for all students, particularly those at risk of failure.

The Regional Educational Laboratories are a project of IES’s National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance (NCEE), which conducts unbiased, large-scale evaluations of education programs and practices supported by federal funds; provides research-based technical assistance to educators and policymakers; and supports the synthesis and the widespread dissemination of the results of research and evaluation throughout the United States.

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