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

A kindergarten student works on a coloring project at Fallsmead Elementary School in Rockville, Md.
—Photos by Erin Irwin/Education Week-File

Kindergarten Homework: Too Much Too Early?

Listen to parents and educators, and you’ll hear some strong—and mixed—opinions on how or even whether kindergartners should be swept into the homework swirl. (November 12, 2018)

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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.

Inside School Research Blog

05/15 04:27 pm | Money Over Shakespeare: Study Shows How Childhood Socioeconomic Status Determines Wealth in Adulthood | Affluent children with low test scores have a 71 percent chance of becoming affluent adults, the study finds, while high-scoring poor children have just a 31 percent of chance ...

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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.

Data

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.

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.

Education Week Quiz

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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The landmark Supreme Court decision that integrated schools 65 years ago had an unintended effect that’s still felt today: Thousands of black teachers and principals lost their jobs.
May 14, 2019 – Education Week
Move heavy thinking to the beginning of the day, make recess sacred, let higher schoolers sleep in, and mandate choir, says the best-selling author.
May 13, 2019 – Education Week
Advocates have high hopes that the new law’s school-level data will fuel debate over spending, but the numbers are still trickling out.
May 8, 2019 – Education Week
New research suggests that students who’ve learned about media literacy and participatory politics in school are more likely to take part in political activity online.
May 1, 2019 – Education Week
Overall, average scores were up two points since 2014 on the National Assessment of Educational Progress in Technology and Engineering Literacy.
April 30, 2019 – Education Week
An analysis of state data shows that the presence of police officers in Connecticut schools leads to a higher average of student arrests, but the impact on student achievement is negligible.
April 18, 2019 – McClatchy-Tribune
If you're a student attending a virtual charter high school, the chances are pretty high that the majority of your classmates are not going to earn a diploma on time, an Education Week Research Center analysis finds.
April 18, 2019 – Education Week
Letter to the Editor
Clarifying Ed-Tech Research
April 17, 2019 – Education Week
Gifted education programs can support academically advanced students or, in some cases, hold them back. Four studies presented at the American Educational Research Association meeting show how.
April 17, 2019 – Education Week
Letter to the Editor
Improving Research on Charters
April 10, 2019 – Education Week

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