Shift in Regional Education Labs' Role Stirs Concern

Viadero, Debra
March 2007
Education Week;3/14/2007, Vol. 26 Issue 27, p8
The article explains changes to the relationships between regional education laboratories and the U.S. federal government, beginning in the spring of 2006. Under the updated plan, the Institute of Education Sciences, a part of the U.S. Department of Education, will use five-year contracts with ten regional labs, charging them with doing slow, careful, and rigorous educational research. The slow-down caused by the changes has practitioners concerned about meeting federal accountability deadlines.


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