From achievement gaps and teacher evaluations to homework and student engagement, Education Week reporters help you understand the education research behind big policy debates and daily classroom concerns.
Student Well-Being Explainer How Should Schools Quarantine Students Exposed to Coronavirus? An Explainer
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is changing its quarantine guidelines for people who had close contact with COVID-19.
Teaching & Learning Pandemic Learning Loss Heavier in Math Than Reading This Fall, But Questions Remain
Results from fall testing confirm that the pandemic has taken a toll on students' academic growth.
Student Well-Being Children Account for More New COVID-19 Cases as the Pandemic Rolls On
A new study in the journal Pediatrics finds more than a half million children have been diagnosed with COVID-19 so far in the pandemic.
Equity & Diversity More Than 1 in 4 Homeless Students Dropped Off Schools' Radar During the Pandemic
School leaders have lost track of students amid school closures, shrinking capacity at homeless shelters, and ever-higher family mobility.
School & District Management Most Improvement Networks Fall Short, But They Can Help Districts Adapt to New Problems
A study of school improvement networks finds they fall short when it comes to developing solutions from one school that apply elsewhere.
Student Well-Being COVID Vaccine Isn't Ready, But Schools Need to Push Families to Vaccinate Now. Here's How
Schools can lay the groundwork by bolstering immunizations for other diseases, like measles, on the cusp of dangerous outbreaks.
Student Well-Being Children's Mental Health Emergencies Skyrocketed After COVID-19 Hit. What Schools Can Do
New data from the Centers for Disease Control show the proportion of emergency department visits related to mental health crises has risen dramatically for young children and adolescents alike since the pandemic started.
School & District Management Looking to Reduce Racial Bias in Grading? This Tool May Help
In an experiment, teachers were more likely to judge a black student's writing as being below grade level compared a white peer. The disparities disappeared when teachers were given a grading rubric to follow.
College & Workforce Readiness Even Before Pandemic, National Test Finds Most Seniors Unready for College Reading, Math
Little more than 1 in 3 American 12th graders read proficiently and fewer than 1 in 4 performed proficiently in math on the 2019 National Assessment of Educational Progress.
Student Well-Being CDC Clarifies '15-Minute Rule' for Social Distancing
New guidance from the CDC has implications for the "COVID shuffle".DDD
Education How Should District Leaders Respond to Rising COVID-19 Rates in States?
Experts argue prevention can go a long way to protect schools as state COVID-19 infection rates rise, but research suggests many communities won't be able to safely learn in person.
Teaching Can Multi-Tiered Systems of Support Adapt to Remote Learning?
Research suggests that it can, as long as principals and teachers plan ahead.
Student Well-Being Federal Civil Rights Data Finds Rise in Reported Sexual Assaults
The finding comes from the Civil Rights Data Collection, a comprehensive look at academic and disciplinary practices in schools nationwide.
College & Workforce Readiness Keeping Dual Credit Programs From Widening Gaps They're Meant to Close
Nationwide, 12 percent of white students take dual-credit courses in high school, compared to only 8 percent of Hispanic students and 7 percent of Black students, according to a new report by the Aspen Institute and Columbia University's Community College Research Center.