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

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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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New research findings suggest that one way to help teachers collaborate and learn from one another is to make sure their classrooms are just steps away from those of other teachers.
January 9, 2018 – Education Week
Eighty-six percent of teachers say they've experienced changes on the job in the past two years, finds a new survey from the Education Week Research Center. For many of them, it's "too much."
December 19, 2017 – Education Week
Despite strong opinions and partisan viewpoints, an Education Week Research Center survey shows teachers, principals, and administrators working to keep those divisions out of the classroom.
December 13, 2017 – Education Week
An Education Week survey of teachers, principals, and district administrators nationwide show a plurality "fully oppose" charter schools and a solid majority oppose vouchers. Opponents include many who voted for President Donald Trump, a strong choice supporter.
December 13, 2017 – Education Week
One of three teachers in an Education Week national survey say their union either doesn't represent their political views or represents them only "somewhat."
December 13, 2017 – Education Week
A scant majority of 51 percent say students should be able to use the restroom that corresponds to their gender identity in an Education Week national survey of local educators.
December 13, 2017 – Education Week
Just over a third of those in an Education Week national survey said immigration was “good” for schools, though nearly three-quarters support allowing children who came to the United States illegally to remain here.
December 13, 2017 – Education Week
Experts and policymakers offer differing thoughts on the reasons behind the recent rises in high school graduation rates, which are affecting students from nearly every racial and income group and those with disabilities.
December 13, 2017 – Education Week
The latest results from the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study show that basic literacy is at an all-time high around the world, while the reading skills of U.S. 4th graders seem to be heading in the opposite direction.
December 13, 2017 – Education Week
Charter schools are among the nation's most segregated, an Associated Press analysis finds—an outcome at odds, critics say, with their goal of offering a better alternative to failing traditional public schools.
December 13, 2017 – Education Week

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