Report Roundup

September 21, 2016 – Education Week
 As college-application season ramps up once again, an annual survey of college-admissions officers reiterates an important message for high school students who are worried about their SAT or ACT scores: The classes you take and the grades you earn are far more important than your test scores.
September 21, 2016 – Education Week
 It's not news that traditional school meal programs for students in poverty don't work as well for busy and hyper-self-conscious teenagers, but new research throws the problem into graphic relief: Teenagers shoplifted, sold drugs, or traded sex to get enough food for themselves and their families.
September 21, 2016 – Education Week
 Officials often struggle to determine if students participating in school choice programs like vouchers and education savings accounts are receiving the "equitable services" they are entitled to under federal law, such as speech therapy and reading tutors, according to a report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office.
September 21, 2016 – Education Week
 A state effort to target funding to lagging school districts did not reduce disparities in student achievement and per-student spending, a study has found.
September 21, 2016 – Education Week
 Twenty states now require that high school students be allowed to count a computer science course as a math or science credit toward graduation, according to a new report from the Education Commission of the States.
September 14, 2016 – Education Week
  Three-quarters of 12th graders attend schools that offer statistics courses, but less than a quarter of students actually take them, according to a recent analysis of national data.
September 14, 2016 – Education Week
  The disruptions in online assessments that roiled Montana, Nevada, and North Dakota in spring 2015 appear to have had both negative and positive effects on individual students' test scores, finds an analysis.
September 14, 2016 – Education Week
  A teacher's good looks may play a "previously overlooked" part in student learning, say researchers at the University of Nevada.
September 14, 2016 – Education Week
  Stimulating young children's early-language skills can not only boost their readiness for kindergarten, but potentially protect them from later depression, finds a new study in Prevention Science.
September 14, 2016 – Education Week
  What does it take for a voluntary, school-district-led summer learning program to be successful?
September 7, 2016 – Education Week
  One in 3 Texas teachers moonlights to make ends meet, a new Texas State Teachers Association survey finds.
September 7, 2016 – Education Week
  Administrators in rural West Virginia schools leave their positions at rates higher than their peers in bigger and more urban districts, according to a recent report.
September 7, 2016 – Education Week
  When students explain incorrect thinking, they could very well be cementing their own misunderstandings, says a recent literature review.
September 7, 2016 – Education Week
  In the lower-income neighborhoods of Oakland, Calif., 70 percent of parents read to their young children at least three days a week, according to a survey of 420 parents conducted in the spring by the Kenneth Rainin Foundation, a local philanthropy.
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