Report Roundup

February 15, 2017 – Education Week
 A little effort can go a long way to reducing student absenteeism, finds a federal study: Even a single postcard can get students back to school.
February 15, 2017 – Education Week
 District responses to content-area teacher shortages could hamstring learning for low-income and minority students in special education, math, science, and bilingual education, according to a report by the Learning Policy Institute.
February 15, 2017 – Education Week
 Achievement gaps in math between Latino students and their white counterparts set in before kindergarten, says a new report by Child Trends' Hispanic Institute.
February 15, 2017 – Education Week
 Early-childhood programs that focus on building low-income parents' social supports and making their interactions with their children more positive can improve the long-term outcomes for children in poverty, according to an online-first report out this month in the journal Child Development.
February 15, 2017 – Education Week
 Adults with autism spectrum disorders often leverage strong interests into careers and ways of calming themselves, but many teachers discourage strong interests as limiting, according to a study published online Jan. 31 in the journal Occupational Therapy in Mental Health.
February 15, 2017 – Education Week
  For the first time, the number of students enrolled in charter schools has surpassed 3 million nationwide, finds the latest annual report from the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools.
February 8, 2017 – Education Week
  More than 30 states and the District of Columbia have reported shortages of bilingual, dual-immersion, and English-as-a-second-language teachers, finds a new report by New America's Dual Language Learners National Work Group.
February 8, 2017 – Education Week
  Many new teachers will contribute a portion of their pay to pension plans that will be worth less upon retirement than what the teachers contributed while they were in the classroom, according to a new report by the Washington-based think tank, the Thomas B. Fordham Institute.
February 8, 2017 – Education Week
  School shootings are more frequent when the unemployment rate rises, researchers at Northwestern University say in a new study in the journal Nature Human Behavior.
February 8, 2017 – Education Week
  New Orleans charter schools have increased spending on administrators and reduced spending for teachers in the years since charter schools took over nearly every public school after Hurricane Katrina hit the city in 2005.
February 8, 2017 – Education Week
  Middle schoolers' math and reading performance rose and fell with their belief that their school had a welcoming climate, says a new study by the Regional Educational Lab at WestEd.
January 25, 2017 – Education Week
  Adopting a school improvement model under the multibillion-dollar federal school improvement grants didn't lead to any significant improvements in students' math or reading test scores, graduation rates, or college enrollment, according to the Institute of Education Science's final evaluation report on the program.
January 25, 2017 – Education Week
  What many teachers note as being "hot" in national conversations about literacy isn't what they think is most important, according to a survey by the International Literacy Association.
January 25, 2017 – Education Week
  Integrating innovative science courses and English-language instruction can dramatically boost student achievement in the sciences, reading, and writing, finds a new study from the Oakland, Calif.-based Education Trust West.
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