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School Choice & Charters Private School Choice Continues to Spread. 3 Things to Know
New research shows private schools increase tuition when states send public funds for parents to spend on private education.
Mark Lieberman, May 23, 2024
6 min read
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Mathematics What the Research Says 4 Questions to Boost Algebra Gains for Middle Schoolers
More than 1 in 3 public school students now takes Algebra 1 in middle school. Here's how to make sure they succeed in this gatekeeper class.
Sarah D. Sparks, May 17, 2024
5 min read
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A seventh-grade student looks through books in her school library.
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Reading & Literacy Older Students Who Struggle to Read Hide in Plain Sight. What Teachers Can Do
Going back to basics may get to the root of the problem.
Elizabeth Heubeck, May 16, 2024
6 min read
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School & District Management From Our Research Center Here's What Superintendents Think They Should Be Paid
A new survey asks school district leaders whether they're paid fairly.
Caitlynn Peetz, May 14, 2024
3 min read
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Student Achievement What the Research Says Want to Boost Students’ Focus During Tests? Check the Time of Day
New study finds distractions spikes when students take reading and math assessments after lunch
Sarah D. Sparks, May 13, 2024
3 min read
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Student Well-Being Schools Feel Less Equipped to Meet Students' Mental Health Needs Than a Few Years Ago
Less than half of public schools report that they can effectively meet students’ mental health needs.
Arianna Prothero, May 9, 2024
4 min read
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Researchers at New York University and the University of Houston recommend educators break down English-learner data by various sociological factors.
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English-Language Learners The Complex Factors Affecting English-Learner Graduation Rates
A new study disaggregated New York City graduation rates to find how various factors impact English learners' graduation rates.
Ileana Najarro, May 8, 2024
3 min read
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Student Achievement Opinion The Trouble With 'Equitable Grading'
Equitable grading does in fact lead to lower standards, argue two critics of the practice.
Rick Hess, May 8, 2024
6 min read
First-graders listen to teacher Dwane Davis at Milwaukee Math and Science Academy, a charter school in Milwaukee on Oct. 20, 2017. Charter schools are among the nation's most segregated, an Associated Press analysis finds — an outcome at odds, critics say, with their goal of offering a better alternative to failing traditional public schools.
First-graders listen to teacher Dwane Davis at Milwaukee Math and Science Academy, a charter school in Milwaukee on Oct. 20, 2017. Charter schools are among the nation's most segregated, an Associated Press analysis finds—an outcome at odds, critics say, with their goal of offering a better alternative to failing traditional public schools.
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School & District Management What the Research Says A New Way for Educators to Think About School Segregation
Seventy years after the Supreme Court's ruling in Brown v. Board, Stanford researchers find racial, economic isolation spiking in schools.
Sarah D. Sparks, May 6, 2024
4 min read
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Student Well-Being Twice as Many LGBTQ+ Teens Find Affirmation Online as at Home
In a new survey, LGBTQ+ teens also say the political climate hurts their mental health.
Arianna Prothero, May 3, 2024
5 min read
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Reading & Literacy Teachers Are Still Teaching Older Students Basic Reading Skills, Survey Finds
Who across the K-12 spectrum engages frequently in activities that promote foundational reading skills? The answer may come as a surprise.
Elizabeth Heubeck, May 1, 2024
4 min read
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School & District Management State Takeovers of School Districts Still Happen. New Research Questions Their Value
More than 100 districts across the country have experienced state takeovers.
Mark Lieberman, April 29, 2024
6 min read
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Student Achievement Opinion Does 'Grading for Equity' Result in Lower Standards?
Equitable grading doesn’t call for heightened leniency, says the author of a book on the subject.
Rick Hess, April 29, 2024
11 min read
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Student Well-Being From Our Research Center How Much High Schoolers Think Their Educators Care About Them
An EdWeek Research Center survey asked high school students how much the adults in their schools care about them.
Arianna Prothero, April 26, 2024
2 min read