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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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Many researchers have given up on teacher professional development as a way to raise student test scores, but two approaches have been yielding good results, writes Heather C. Hill.
February 24, 2020 – Education Week
Trauma-informed practice must be informed by the individual needs of students and the systems that caused their trauma, write Simona Goldin and Debi Khasnabis.
February 20, 2020 – Education Week
Assuring a positive student-teacher relationship is easier said than done. Here’s what veteran educators advise about how to make that relationship work, and what to do when things fall apart.
February 12, 2020 – Education Week
An 11-percent increase in homeless students, including many without an adult to care for them, is posing challenges for schools from coast to coast.
February 12, 2020 – Education Week
A new study finds that test scores went up in some Los Angeles schools after air filters were installed to protect students from outside pollution.
February 12, 2020 – Education Week
Many teachers believe that analyzing student assessment data can improve performance, but the research suggests otherwise, writes Heather C. Hill.
February 12, 2020 – Education Week
A pair of new studies find that, when given a choice, white parents tend to send their children to schools that are predominantly white.
February 12, 2020 – Education Week
Baltimore students collectively have missed nearly 1.5 million hours of class time over the past five years—equal to about 221,000 school days—when schools close because their buildings are too cold or hot, a pipe has broken, or an electrical problem has developed.
February 4, 2020 – Education Week
The National Council on Teacher Quality has found that the number of elementary programs teaching scientifically based reading instruction is increasing.
January 28, 2020 – Education Week
A new 41-country study by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development finds that students’ career expectations are stuck in the last century.
February 11, 2020 – Education Week

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