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201 N. Rose Ave.
Bloomington, Indiana 47405-1006
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812-856-8116 (fax)

Study ranks science education faculty at IU School of Education among most productive

Valarie Akerson

A recently published study ranks the science education faculty at the Indiana University School of Education as the second-most productive in research based on articles published in the first decade of the 21st century. The study "U.S. Institutional Research Productivity in Major Science Education Research Journals: Top 30 for 2000's" is published in the Journal of Education and Learning. Full Story >>

IU School of Education professor unveils new center and website for research on homeschooling

Robert Kunzman

An Indiana University School of Education faculty member has brought together some of the world's top scholars of homeschooling to form a research organization and a companion website, providing the latest resources for those interested in academic scholarship on homeschooling. Full Story >>

Study: Students from high schools with improving ISTEP scores perform no better on ACT exams

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A study published this week in the Journal of Research in Science Teaching covering thousands of Indiana high school seniors from three graduating classes finds that students attending schools showing consistent improvement on the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress exam performed no better on the ACT science and math college entrance exams than classmates from declining schools. Full Story >>

IU researcher awarded $3.5M to help improve communication in toddlers with autism spectrum disorder

Hannah Schertz

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded nearly $3.5 million to Hannah Schertz, Indiana University School of Education assistant professor of special education, and two colleagues at other universities to study a method aimed at bolstering developmental foundations that support language for children with autism spectrum disorders. Full Story >>

IU supporting national education through art conference in Indianapolis

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The International Society for Education Through Art and the United States Society for Education Through Art will hold their 2012 conference, "Education Through Art: Teaching for Global Understanding & Engagement," at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in downtown Indianapolis on Saturday, June 23, through Tuesday, June 26. Full Story >>

Latest NAEP results show slight gains in math, School of Education researcher reports

Peter Kloosterman

The latest results for fourth and eighth grade math and reading from the U.S. Department of Education's National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) test indicate small but significant gains, according to Peter Kloosterman, the Martha Lea and Bill Armstrong Chair for Teacher Education and a professor of mathematics education at Indiana University. Full Story >>