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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.

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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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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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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
The Education Department provides comprehensive information on educational opportunity and equity in every public school and district in the country, with detailed demographic breakdowns.
April 24, 2018 – Education Week
Teachers already know student learning does not occur in a vacuum. New research is backing them up, writes Jim Shelton.
April 24, 2018 – Education Week
Ninety-five percent of principals said students spend too much time on digital devices when they're not in school, according to an exclusive Education Week Research Center survey.
April 18, 2018 – Education Week
Most principals support the movement to personalize instruction, according to an Education Week Research Center survey. But they remain concerned about overuse of ed tech.
April 18, 2018 – Education Week
Federal data show that U.S. public schools have gotten safer in recent years even as public perception may suggest otherwise.
April 11, 2018 – Education Week
An analysis of studies on learning mindsets suggests that praising students for effort, rather than for being smart, can backfire in middle and high school.
April 11, 2018 – Education Week
It's called flexible seating and studies have shown students concentrate better when they can adopt the same poses and seating arrangements at home.
March 30, 2018 – AP
Advocates worry students with special education needs such as “emotional disturbance” may be stigmatized in light of the intense spotlight on accused Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz’s mental health history.
March 21, 2018 – Education Week

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