Institute of Education Sciences

April 28, 2008 | Blog

Today’s Washington Post features a very interesting article about the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences and its director Grover “Russ” Whitehurst.

One “major insight” that has emerged from the work of IES to date warms the cockles of my heart: “The success of students depends more on who teaches them than on nearly any other factor.”

Whitehurst says the next priority area for research is to determine what makes a teacher good.

Kudos to Alexander Russo’s This Week in Education blog for bringing this article to my attention.

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