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The latest news about data systems in education and data-driven instruction, including articles, Commentaries, and special features.

The Future of Big Data in K-12 Education

States are looking hard at what it will take to gather the right information for a new indicator of school quality or student success under the Every Student Succeeds Act. (July 19, 2016)

Spotlight on Data-Driven Decisionmaking

Learn about successful district efforts in data-driven reform, how to put data into practice, and discover new tools used to predict student outcomes.

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More than 109,000 students were paddled, swatted, or otherwise physically punished in 2013-14, an Education Week analysis finds.
August 24, 2016 – Education Week
Pioneering researchers at Carnegie Mellon University are investigating how scans of human brain activity can provide information on student problem-solving, potentially leading to better ed-tech products.
August 24, 2016 – Education Week
Under ESSA, states must now account for the unique challenges of measuring the academic growth of homeless, foster, and military-connected students, write two data consultants.
August 10, 2016 – Education Week
Teachers see potential to use the Pokémon Go game to help teach local history, civics, and other lessons, but skeptics worry about privacy risks.
August 3, 2016 – Education Week
Having a growth mindset may help buffer students from low-income families from the effects of poverty on academic achievement, researchers found in a first-of-its kind, large-scale study of 168,000 10th grade students in Chile.
August 3, 2016 – Education Week
States are looking hard at what it will take to gather the right information for a new indicator of school quality or student success under the Every Student Succeeds Act.
July 20, 2016 – Education Week
A deep gulf between the educational experiences of traditionally disadvantaged student groups and their peers on a range of indicators persists in public schools, according to new federal data.
July 20, 2016 – Education Week
One of the most influential and hotly debated education studies in American history turns 50 this weekend. See what's changed on five key education issues in the decades since James S. Coleman published his landmark report.
July 1, 2016 – Education Week
The landmark 1966 report "Equality of Educational Opportunity" was a mammoth undertaking, and it dramatically changed the debate on how schools, families and communities affect student learning. Here, co-author and Johns Hopkins University researcher James McPartland talks about some key findings that are still important today.
July 1, 2016 – Education Week
While teacher absenteeism rates vary widely from state to state, they aren't out of line with other professions, according to an Education Week analysis.
June 27, 2016 – Education Week

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