Report Roundup

January 18, 2017 – Education Week
 A new practice guide from the Regional Educational Laboratory-West walks states and districts through ways to build capacity to identify and build evidence for school improvement under the Every Student Succeeds Act.
January 18, 2017 – Education Week
 Robotic "infant simulators" marketed to schools as a way to help prevent teen pregnancy may have the opposite effect, according to a study published in August in the British health journal The Lancet.
January 18, 2017 – Education Week
 A recent study from the RAND Corporation finds that teachers in the state of Louisiana tend to teach and think about their work in ways that are more aligned with the Common Core State Standards than other teachers.
January 18, 2017 – Education Week
 Regardless or whether they are proficient in English, Spanish-speaking students in Washington state are less likely to take advanced coursework than students who speak other languages or only English, according to a new study by the Regional Educational Laboratory Northwest.
January 18, 2017 – Education Week
 The amount of play that low-income students experience in their kindergarten classrooms predicts how engaged they are in school extracurricular activities in 8th grade, according to a study in the January issue of Applied Developmental Science.
January 18, 2017 – Education Week
  A new What Works Clearinghouse intervention report finds a process called "functional behavioral assessment" could help students with emotional disturbances become more engaged in school.
January 11, 2017 – Education Week
  Every state in the country requires students to take courses in social studies or civics in order to graduate high school. But only 37 states require students to take or demonstrate proficiency on tests in these subjects, and just 17 include social studies or civics proficiency in accountability systems, finds a new report from the Education Commission of the States' National Center for Learning and Civic Engagement.
January 11, 2017 – Education Week
  A new report by the Southern Regional Education Board, or SREB, provides states with a road map to improve computer science education.
January 11, 2017 – Education Week
  After years of deepening child poverty, new federal data show a sharp rise in the number of homeless students who also have disabilities or limited English proficiency.
January 11, 2017 – Education Week
  Head Start education sites look uniform on paper, but dig beneath the surface and you find substantial variation from state to state in program quality, percentage of eligible children enrolled, and teacher salaries.
January 11, 2017 – Education Week
  Nearly all states have some sort of alternative teaching certification to help funnel industry experts into teaching career and technical education, finds a new study of state career-tech education teachers, led by Advance CTE, a group that represents state and district officials in career-technical education.
January 11, 2017 – Education Week
  A new report by the Institute of Education Sciences suggests executive function—the collective term for cognitive abilities related to attention, focus, and self-control—is integral to children's academic and social development throughout their school careers and beyond.
January 11, 2017 – Education Week
  Pretending to be a character known for perseverance helps young children stay focused, according to a study published last month in Child Development.
December 14, 2016 – Education Week
  Education schools still have work to do, but they are making needed improvements in the way they train teachers, a review of 875 undergraduate elementary education programs concludes.
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