Student & District Data

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Federal Data Is the Federal Agency That Tracks School Data Losing Steam?
A new study of U.S. data agencies finds serious capacity problems at the National Center for Education Statistics.
Sarah D. Sparks, July 17, 2024
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Equity & Diversity Which Students Are Most Likely to Be Arrested in School?
A student’s race, gender, and disability status all heavily factor into which students are arrested.
Brooke Schultz, July 15, 2024
3 min read
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Privacy & Security What Schools Need to Know About These Federal Data-Privacy Bills
Congress is considering at least three data-privacy bills that could have big implications for schools.
Lauraine Langreo, April 18, 2024
5 min read
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Policy & Politics Opinion Is Education Research Too Political?
Outgoing Institute of Education Sciences Director Mark Schneider laments politicization at the Ed. Department—and in academia writ large.
Rick Hess, April 10, 2024
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Professional Development Opinion Teacher Collaboration Often Means Analyzing Student Data to Boost Learning. But Does It Work?
For this professional development to be effective, teachers need a blame-free, action-oriented protocol, writes a longtime data coach.
Ronald S. Thomas, March 27, 2024
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Education Funding Using AI to Guide School Funding: 4 Takeaways
One state is using AI to help guide school funding decisions. Will others follow?
Mark Lieberman, March 1, 2024
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School & District Management What the Research Says Most Schools Have Early-Warning Systems. Some Kids Are Still Getting Lost
A study finds that one such system prevented absenteeism among some students but not others.
Sarah D. Sparks, February 27, 2024
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Student Achievement What the Research Says Next NAEP to Take Deeper Look at Poverty's Connection to Students' Achievement
Researchers say the new measure could yield a more accurate reading of how family income affects students' test scores.
Sarah D. Sparks, February 26, 2024
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English Learners Nuanced Accountability Would Help English Learners. New Research Shows How
A new report offers suggestions on how states can approach federal accountability measures with more nuance for English learners.
Ileana Najarro, February 8, 2024
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Jun Kim, Director of Technology for Moore Public Schools, poses for a portrait outside the Center for Technology on Dec. 13, 2023 in Moore, Okla.
Jun Kim, is the director of technology for the Moore school district in Moore, Okla., He has made securing student data a priority for the district and the state.
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Privacy & Security Q&A Why One Tech Leader Prioritizes Explaining Student Data Privacy to Teachers
Jun Kim, the director of technology for an Oklahoma school district, helped build a statewide database of vetted learning platforms.
Alyson Klein, February 5, 2024
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Student Well-Being What the Research Says 5 Ways Schools Can Find Homeless Students That They Might Overlook
As numbers of homeless children surge, new research shows how schools can do a better job of finding them.
Sarah D. Sparks, January 29, 2024
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School Climate & Safety What the Research Says A Snapshot of Crime and Safety in Schools
The latest federal data show fewer crime and drug incidents in high schools in the 2021-22 school year.
Sarah D. Sparks, January 17, 2024
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