Teachers Want Education Research. The Feds Spend Millions on It. So Why Can't It Get to the Classroom?

Publisher 
Education Week
Author 
Sarah Sparks
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The initial results of the Institute of Education Sciences' listening tour on teacher priorities highlight both an urgent need for new studies—in areas like technology, student trauma, and educational equity—and better outreach on existing research. 

"In the field research sessions ... IES representatives were not allowed to talk. They were just there to listen. And it was fascinating to hear the teachers and administrators say, 'Someone should research this,' and the IES people are biting their tongues saying, 'We spend $50 million researching that! We have that answer!'" Bart Epstein, chief executive officer of the Jefferson...

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