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Experts Agree Social-Emotional Learning Matters, and Are Plotting Roadmap on How to Do It

A national coalition of researchers, policymakers, and educators has forged a consensus on why schools need to respond to students’ social and emotional needs. (January 23, 2018)

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Quality Counts 2018: Report and Rankings
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Everybody knows about achievement gaps, but the mechanisms that contribute to educational disparity aren’t always obvious. This six-month series roots out some of the unseen inequities in schools and communities.

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The school system is taking a "continuous improvement" approach to ironing out the kinks in a sweeping rollout of discipline reforms aimed at curbing school suspensions.
May 16, 2018 – Education Week
New research suggests that the "critical period" for learning a second language is longer than previously thought.
May 9, 2018 – Education Week
The number of districts reporting desegregation cases nearly doubled from 2013-14 to 2015-16, after plunging 86 percent four years ago on the Education Department’s previous biennial report.
May 2, 2018 – Education Week
A New York City effort aimed at preparing teachers to take learning outside the classroom and into the community may be leading to improvements in science achievement and teacher retention, according to some study results.
May 2, 2018 – Education Week
New research shows that early-childhood programs can't be seen as a one-shot inoculation that will sustain children throughout their academic careers.
May 2, 2018 – Education Week
An experiment with embedding 'growth-mindset' messaging in software appeared to help students persist when they encountered difficulty, and raised ethical concerns.
May 2, 2018 – Education Week
The statistics reveal disparities in the share of black and Latino students who take algebra early—as well as in advanced science courses.
May 2, 2018 – Education Week
Black students make up nearly a third of all students arrested at school or referred to law enforcement, but only 15 percent of overall enrollment, OCR data show.
May 2, 2018 – Education Week
Studies on school discipline policies that disadvantage some groups of students over others were a recurring theme at last week's American Educational Research Association meeting. Here is what researchers found.
April 25, 2018 – Education Week
Amid worries about digital distractions and "fake news," more than half of students scored "high" or above on a new international assessment of internet reading skills.
April 25, 2018 – Education Week

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