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The latest news about education research including articles, Commentaries, and special features.

A kindergarten student works on a coloring project at Fallsmead Elementary School in Rockville, Md.
—Photos by Erin Irwin/Education Week-File

Kindergarten Homework: Too Much Too Early?

Listen to parents and educators, and you’ll hear some strong—and mixed—opinions on how or even whether kindergartners should be swept into the homework swirl. (November 12, 2018)

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Spotlight on Data-Informed Learning

Educators are turning to data to spark improvement in schools and the classroom. In this Spotlight, see how educators are using data for effective problem-solving, informing student career plans, and achieving impactful changes that meet students’ learning needs.

Inside School Research Blog

03/20 09:04 am | UPDATE: Congress Chides Education Department's Research Agency for Delay in Reports, Oversight | It's been years since the Institute of Education Sciences had formal research priorities approved or reported on its work to Congress, and lawmakers are getting ...

Special Collections

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.

Data

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.

Education Week Quiz

Quiz Yourself: How Much Do You Know About Data-Driven Decisionmaking and Predicting Student Success?
What are some of the barriers to data-informed instruction, how effective are dual-language immersion programs, and what does research say about gender gaps in math and reading?

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In North Dakota alone, the state network used by K-12 schools, state universities, and other public agencies experiences 5.7 million known cyberattacks every month.
March 20, 2019 – Education Week
New studies are painting a clearer picture of why teacher-student relationships matter and how teachers should cultivate them.
March 13, 2019 – Education Week
A new review of 126 rigorous research studies yielded key insights on expanding access to classroom technology, the role of adaptive software, and the dangers of "social-psychological" nudges.
March 13, 2019 – Education Week
Nearly 1.36 million children went to school in 2017 without knowing where they would sleep at night, a new report finds.
March 13, 2019 – Education Week
Schools need to do more than swap out textbooks to improve student achievement, according to researchers who tracked textbook adoptions in six states.
March 13, 2019 – Education Week
There are pervasive misunderstandings among educators when it comes to reading research. But there’s a national awakening brewing, write three district leaders.
March 13, 2019 – Education Week
New research that suggests struggling English-learners could benefit from repeating 3rd grade is drawing strong pushback from scholars.
March 6, 2019 – Education Week
The researchers behind a splashy new study join two policy experts to urge great caution before holding back ELLs.
March 1, 2019 – Education Week
Letter to the Editor
Aspen Falls Short on SEL
February 27, 2019 – Education Week
Federal data paint a grim picture of the charter school sector's ability to graduate its students. But comparing charter high schools' graduating power with that of all other public high schools is tricky.
February 27, 2019 – Education Week

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