U.S. Switches Contractors for 'What Works' Research Site

Viadero, Debra
July 2007
Education Week;7/18/2007, Vol. 26 Issue 43, p15
The article reports that Mathematica Policy Research Inc. won a five-year contract to run the the U.S. Department of Education's "What Works Clearinghouse" website. Internally, the site is the responsibility of the Institute of Education Sciences, which intends to concentrate on certain projects with a quick turn-around time, expand their qualifications for "sound evidence," and add practical guides and resources to help educators and administrators directly.


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