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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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Spotlight on Data-Driven Decisionmaking

In this Spotlight, learn about how schools and districts are engaging in data-driven decisionmaking to improve student outcomes and refine hiring.

Inside School Research Blog

06/20 12:00 am | State 'Matchmakers' Can Improve Education Research Partnerships, Report Says | The Every Student Succeeds Act calls for states to take a bigger lead in helping districts use education research to improve schools, but many states have limited capacity.

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Quality Counts 2018: Report and Rankings
Education Week's annual state-by-state assessment of public education paints a portrait of middling performance overall with patches of high achievement.

Hidden Inequities: An Education Week Analysis
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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Where Do Teachers Get Their Ideas?
Original Education Week research takes a look at how educators hear about trends and new ideas that could be worth pursuing in their classroom.

Education Week Research Center

In addition to data appearing in Education Week, the Education Week Research Center produces stand-alone studies featuring the results of original surveys and data analyses. Topics have included the Common Core standards, social and emotional learning, and student engagement.

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In the #MeToo era, even educators are not immune: Forty percent of K-12 teachers and administrators report in a new Education Week Research Center survey that they’ve experienced or witnessed sexual harassment or assault while at work.
June 21, 2018 – Education Week
A Seattle partnership between researchers and practitioners is using a continuous improvement approach to improve outcomes for students making the rocky transition from 8th to 9th grades.
June 20, 2018 – Education Week
Providing students or teachers with clear, actionable critiques is an essential ingredient for any kind of continuous improvement process, says John Hattie, an author and education researcher.
June 20, 2018 – Education Week
Nearly 20 percent of teachers work second jobs during the school year, according to recent federal data. And some say that can put a strain on their instruction.
June 19, 2018 – Education Week
An instructional program in Tennessee uses a continuous-improvement process to try to help math coaches do their jobs better.
June 13, 2018 – Education Week
Vaping held steady last year in high school students and declined in middle school kids, according to new government data, but some researchers are skeptical because the survey may have missed out on a booming e-cigarette brand.
June 7, 2018 – AP
Nearsightedness is on the rise among schoolchildren, but many students have not had the vision screening needed to detect the problem.
May 30, 2018 – Education Week
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

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