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 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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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.

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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.

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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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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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Support for in-person teaching is rising, but hybrid approaches to instruction remain the most popular, an EdWeek Research Center survey finds.
October 15, 2020 – Education Week
The new test kits, public health experts stress, can help drive down transmission in school buildings. But mask wearing and physical distancing must continue.
October 21, 2020 – Education Week
Here’s a recap of key findings for how to improve virtual learning, prioritize what to teach, make up for lost learning, and tend to students’ well-being.
September 30, 2020 – Education Week
Educators need new tools to keep reading instruction consistent and new philosophies for engaging students in remote learning environments.
September 30, 2020 – Education Week
A new nationally representative survey of teachers, principals, and district leaders offers key takeaways.
September 25, 2020 – Education Week
Dr. Mario Ramirez answers questions about which safety measures are essential for schools to use when they reopen, and which are not.
October 7, 2020 – Education Week
Veteran reporter Debra Viadero invites researchers to scrutinize her decades of reporting for racial bias.
September 23, 2020 – Education Week
Confusion reigns when it comes to finding and reporting data on school-related coronavirus infections. That's a problem for school leaders weighing shutdowns.
September 16, 2020 – Education Week
September 9, 2020 – Education Week
The beginning of the semester is a crucial time to bridge social distances to form the personal connections that students will need to sustain them academically and emotionally.
September 3, 2020 – Education Week

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