Shutdown May Hinder International Research, Scientists Warn

By Sarah D. Sparks
Published October 3, 2010, in Education Week

While American education research has seen a rise in international partnerships and comparison studies, the ongoing federal shutdown could hamstring global research projects, warns the American Association for the Advancement of Science. The shutdown already has delayed release of a long-awaited linking study between the National Assessment of Educational Progress and the Trends in International Math and Science Study, and has caused furloughs of virtually all federal education research staff at the Education Department, the National Science Foundation, and the National Institutes of Health. Read the story.