Research

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

Lockers are already installed at Memorial High School in Frisco, Texas, due to be finished by fall of 2018. The building is part of an effort by the once-tiny community to keep up with explosive enrollment growth.
—Brandon Thibodeaux for Education Week

U.S. Education in 2017 in 10 Charts

This collection of charts, graphs, maps, and visualizations conveys some big takeaways about U.S. schools, students, and teachers in 2017. (December 20, 2017)

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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

02/02 04:11 pm | The Tricky Dance of Researchers and Educators Gets Even More Complex | Research experts debate how researchers can navigate data access with districts and states.

EdTech Researcher Blog

02/20 10:40 am | Connecting the Dots between Education Research and Classroom Teachers | To meet the needs of their students, teachers need access to reliable, relevant resources. The medical field may have the solution.

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 Weekresearch 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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Without rigorous research that accurately reflects the current population, early education won't deliver for all students, write two education researchers.
February 14, 2018 – Education Week
Experts are working with counselors and admissions officers on ways to factor performance assessments into admissions decisions.
February 7, 2018 – Education Week
The federal spending plan to be unveiled later this month is likely to combine three significant research programs.
February 7, 2018 – Education Week
Fresh data show how few districts document disproportionality, even as the Trump administration looks to roll back a rule requiring more aggressive monitoring.
February 7, 2018 – Education Week
There may not be an overall national shortage of teachers, but shortages persist in certain specialty areas. And filling diversity gaps is a perennial struggle.
January 24, 2018 – Education Week
A national coalition of researchers, policymakers, and educators has forged a consensus on why schools need to respond to students’ social and emotional needs.
February 7, 2018 – Education Week
Education Department funding, the prospects for a school choice initiative, and the federal regulatory footprint all could be in play in 2018.
January 17, 2018 – Education Week
Original Education Week research takes a look at how educators hear about trends and new ideas that could be worth pursuing in their classroom.
January 10, 2018 – Education Week
How can schools encourage deeper learning? Chip and Dan Heath, bestselling authors and the researchers behind "peak moments," explain.
January 10, 2018 – Education Week
The research behind growth mindset and grit is familiar to many educators, but when misrepresented, can be harmful. The executive director of the Mindset Scholars Network, explains.
January 10, 2018 – Education Week

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