Federal officials aim to reshape education labs
| Apr 01, 2011
The U.S. Department of Education is set to launch a redesign of the nation’s regional educational laboratories, writes Sarah D. Sparks in Education Week. The network of 10 geographically distributed labs, originally authorized in 1964, is one of the longest-running federal education research programs.
The Institute of Education Sciences, the department’s research arm, was expected to open bids for a new round of five-year contracts for the labs last week. However, ongoing Congressional budget debates have made the timing of the competition less certain. To learn more about the plan to reshape the education labs, read the full article.