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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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Education Week finds that few of the nearly 30 states with programs that pay tuition at private schools or tax-credits to incentivize businesses and individuals to do so require private schools to follow standard policies used to ensure transparency and accountability in the nation’s public schools.
February 28, 2020 – Education Week
A number of studies over the past decade offer best practices and solutions for making better use of time in the school day to aid student learning. Education Week honed in on several that have definitive findings and focus on areas that might be actionable and effective for K-12.
February 26, 2020 – Education Week
Of all the resources schools need, time may be the most underappreciated. While a growing body of research offers best practices for using time wisely in schools, a range of logistical and bureaucratic barriers often get in the way.
February 26, 2020 – Education Week
When schools reduce racial segregation between schools, racial isolation within the classes inside those schools goes up, according to an analysis of 20 years of North Carolina data.
February 26, 2020 – Education Week
The Virginia Beach City schools, urged on by parents, decided to make a big change, doubling the amount of recess the district offered, from just 15 minutes a day to 30.
February 26, 2020 – Education Week
As part of a districtwide push to make better, evidence-based use of time, the Barrington 220 schools in Illinois changed high school start times from 7:20 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
February 26, 2020 – Education Week
Before districts can overhaul a traditional school schedule, they're likely to face a wide variety of obstacles, including staff and parent objections, transportation challenges, and more.
February 25, 2020 – Education Week
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 26, 2020 – Education Week

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