Report Roundup

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.
December 14, 2016 – Education Week
  Meeting one-on-one with a school counselor to discuss college admission or financial aid makes a big difference in students' futures, tripling the chance they will attend college, doubling the chance that they will attend a four-year college, and increasing by nearly seven times the likelihood that they will apply for financial aid, according to a study published late last month.
December 14, 2016 – Education Week
  Filled with jargon, "meaningless" tables and missing data, state report cards can be difficult for parents to use, an analysis by the Data Quality Campaign says.
December 14, 2016 – Education Week
  The earlier that English-language-learners are reclassified as English-proficient, the more likely they are to graduate from high school, a study from the Regional Educational Laboratory at WestEd found.
December 14, 2016 – Education Week
  Many students appear to be accepting the federal government's invitation to file their financial-aid applications three months earlier than usual, a survey released this month suggests.
December 14, 2016 – Education Week
  The overall number of high school graduates has been increasing steadily over the last decade or so, but according to a new report, that growth is coming to a halt.
November 30, 2016 – Education Week
  An overwhelming majority of educators agree that equity in education should be a national priority—but in the meantime, teachers and principals report dipping into their own pockets to help fill in the gaps.
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