Report Roundup

July 8, 2014 - Education Week
 A new report identifies the kinds of conditions that are necessary to enable all principals in a school district to be effective—rather than just the few who defy the odds.
July 8, 2014 - Education Week
 Working with other students in high-risk courses like first-year science and mathematics classes, be it in peer study sessions or supplemental instruction from older students, is associated with higher average grades, lower failure and grade-retention rates, lower dropout rates and higher graduation rates, according to a new analysis in the Review of Educational Research.
July 8, 2014 - Education Week
 After New York City encouraged principals to be more deliberative in awarding tenure, ineffective teachers were more likely to leave schools or the profession voluntarily—to the benefit of students, according to a recently released working paper.
July 8, 2014 - Education Week
 The classroom-management approach known as the Good Behavior Game had "a moderate to large effect" on reducing a wide range of challenging classroom behaviors, including aggression, talking out of turn, and straying from the task at hand, according to a new statistical analysis of 22 studies on the program.
July 8, 2014 - Education Week
 While the snowstorms and icy sidewalks of this past winter are fast disappearing from memory, a question remains: Did all those snow days hurt student learning?
July 8, 2014 - Education Week
  The "fun" math activities that 1st grade teachers often rely on to engage struggling learners—such as music, movement, and manipulative toys—do not help and sometimes even hinder students' learning, finds a new study in the journal Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis.
July 8, 2014 - Education Week
  A new pilot study from the National Council on Teacher Quality argues that alternative-certification programs for preparing teachers suffer from many of the same problems that the organization has identified in traditional, university-based programs.
June 10, 2014 - Education Week
  America's big-city districts have widely different teacher-attendance rates, according to a new analysis based on data from 40 of the country's largest metropolitan areas.
June 10, 2014 - Education Week
  A new study presents conflicting findings on how time for instruction affects students' learning.
June 10, 2014 - Education Week
  Immigrant families often struggle to take advantage of maximizing the benefits of early-childhood education opportunities for their children, finds a new report.
June 10, 2014 - Education Week
  New research shows that, with intensive instruction, children with intellectual disabilities can independently read simple text.
June 10, 2014 - Education Week
  Music enrollment rates at public high schools have remained flat for about three decades, despite fears that the arts have been crowded out of schools by the No Child Left Behind law's emphasis on reading and mathematics.
June 3, 2014 - Education Week
  Kindergartners learn more math in classrooms with higher average levels of student engagement, concludes a study in the current issue of the American Journal of Education.
June 3, 2014 - Education Week
  Increasingly, states are factoring teacher performance into decisions about whether to grant tenure and which teachers to lay off, according to a recent comprehensive analysis of state policy by the Education Commission of the States.
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