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

 USD 443 Superintendent Dr. Fred Dierksen poses for a photo in Dodge City High School, Thursday, May 30, 2019, in Dodge City, Kan. Dr. Dierksen is the superintend of one of the school districts asking the legislature for more funding for Kansas schools.
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Student Outcomes: Does More Money Really Matter?

Fresh research bolsters the case for more public school funding—but debate rages on how to spend it in a way that boosts achievement. (June 4, 2019)

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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.

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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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Original Education Week research takes a look at how educators hear about trends and new ideas that could be worth pursuing in their classroom.

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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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Court-ordered school desegregation has been more successful in the South than in any other region of the country, but researchers have noted a new threat: the growing number of communities that are seceding from larger school districts to form their own.
September 11, 2019 – Education Week
"Kernels," a method for teaching SEL skills through flexible, short activities, show early promise for making social-emotional learning instruction a reality in more schools.
September 11, 2019 – Education Week
Homeless students' graduation rates should be a national priority for us all, urge John King and John Bridgeland.
August 28, 2019 – Education Week
With little research to guide them and a growing sense of urgency, schools are working to create learning environments for students in stress. Read what they're doing.
August 21, 2019 – Education Week
A national study of nearly 12,500 9th graders finds that two sessions of a 25-minute exercise on “growth mindset” can boost students’ grades and their willingness to take on challenging classes.
August 21, 2019 – Education Week
The annual PDK poll shows that the majority of teachers would support a strike for higher pay, and that the public is behind them.
August 21, 2019 – Education Week
New federal data point to upticks in the percentages of schools reporting violent crimes, hiring school police, and undertaking gentler, more proactive efforts to deal with students’ misbehavior.
July 25, 2019 – Education Week
The arts, geography, economics, and foreign languages will lose their place in the testing line-up as the National Assessment of Educational Progress is being streamlined to cut costs.
July 24, 2019 – Education Week
Many teachers say knowing how to help students who struggle outside of school is a major challenge as they take on teaching social-emotional learning, according to an Education Week Research Center survey.
July 17, 2019 – Education Week
You should be skeptical about how education research is translated, explain RAND researchers John F. Pane and Matthew D. Baird.
June 28, 2019 – Education Week

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