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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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As states and districts grapple with how to develop and use evidenced for school improvement, several new resources are rolling out to help them.
September 28, 2016 – Education Week
A new report estimates that, if current market trends persist, U.S. schools could be short by hundreds of thousands of teachers within the next few years.
September 21, 2016 – Education Week
The latest attempt by researchers to determine the impact of educational technology investments on achievement compares federal e-rate spending with SAT scores.
September 14, 2016 – Education Week
Letter to the Editor
'Tortured' Data Offer No Proof
August 31, 2016 – Education Week
Two new polls gauging American opinion on K-12 schooling, from the journal Education Next and PDK International, help capture public opinion on common-core standards and standardized testing.
August 31, 2016 – Education Week
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

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