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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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The history of the U.S. Department of Education holds lessons for shaking up the education status quo, writes Gary Beach.
November 16, 2016 – Education Week
States conferred 95 kinds of diplomas to high school graduates last year—two more than the year before, according to the group Achieve.
November 16, 2016 – Education Week
Perpetual and widespread STEM teacher shortages in the Unites States are holding students back, writes UTeach's Michael Marder.
October 26, 2016 – Education Week
The numbers don't lie: Highly qualified science teachers are in short supply in the United States.
October 26, 2016 – Education Week
Even as high school graduation rates inched up to 83.2 percent, experts say it’s difficult to determine that federal education policy is responsible uptick in in the 2014-15 school year.
October 26, 2016 – Education Week
In a new book, E.D. Hirsch Jr. makes another pitch for putting a knowledge-based curriculum in schools—but not for the common core.
October 12, 2016 – Education Week
But scores are yet to be released for the revised college-admission exam, introduced in March.
October 5, 2016 – Education Week
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

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