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By Sarah D. Sparks — May 31, 2016 1 min read
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School and district leaders are more likely to absorb new studies as part of their general professional development rather than to make specific educational decisions, according to a study by the National Center for Research in Policy and Practice, a federal research center.

The study is based on a nationally representative survey of 733 school and district leaders who responded to the survey from 45 states and 485 school districts. It found that more than 70 percent of education leaders said they used research to expand their own understanding of an issue, and they more frequently used research to justify a program or decision already made than to make a decision.

A version of this article appeared in the June 01, 2016 edition of Education Week as School Leaders

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