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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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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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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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How does the EdWeek Research Center determine the grades given to states and the nation in the 2020 Quality Counts report? Learn more about the report's grading scale, methodology, and sources.
January 22, 2020 – Education Week
It’s hard to overstate how profoundly the internet has altered the media landscape, writes Frederick M. Hess. Have our habits caught up?
January 15, 2020 – Education Week
Deceptive news and research is having a heyday. Here’s how distinguished professor Donna Y. Ford cuts through the clutter.
January 15, 2020 – Education Week
Changing what and where I read has reshaped how I write about research—and where I publish that writing, explains Jo Boaler.
January 15, 2020 – Education Week
There's no one-stop shop to get everything you need from education policy, politics, and practice, writes academic Deven E. Carlson.
January 15, 2020 – Education Week
The bottom line, the new findings suggest, is that children whose lives could be improved by getting needed services may be falling through the cracks.
January 10, 2020 – McClatchy-Tribune
The vast majority of Americans believe the benefits of the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine outweigh any risks it may present—and what’s more, those risks are low—according to a new study by the Pew Research Center.
January 7, 2020 – McClatchy-Tribune
Some numbers behind the steep toll that youth vaping is taking on one school district.
December 11, 2019 – Education Week
Flawed methods for teaching reading are often passed down through cherished mentors, popular literacy programs, and respected professional groups.
December 4, 2019 – Education Week
At an Ohio elementary school, teachers who once “did their own thing” are now using structured literacy programs—and despite some initial skepticism, they say they’re seeing gains.
December 4, 2019 – Education Week

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