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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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The medical field's understanding of how the new coronavirus affects children and how they can spread it is rapidly evolving. Here’s the latest for school leaders weighing reopenings.
June 10, 2020 – Education Week
Goodman’s theories dominated the teaching of reading for decades, but subsequent research challenged many of his conclusions.
May 21, 2020 – Education Week
A new analysis says the nation's schools will need to spend $41 billion more in the 2020-21 academic year as the fast-moving recession driven by the coronavirus pandemic boosts costs for everything from remote learning to school meals.
May 18, 2020 – Education Week
COVID-19 has upended education research agendas, so researchers should now pivot, write Sara Kerr and Paige Kowalski.
June 3, 2020 – Education Week
While governors get high marks from many, respondents to an EdWeek survey still want clarity and details as states navigate coronavirus school shutdowns and pivot toward the coming academic year.
May 13, 2020 – Education Week
Many children have trouble concentrating on school work, but problems with sitting still, focusing, or organization are especially hard for some—and experts predict the disruption and stress of the pandemic will make it worse.
June 3, 2020 – Education Week
More than a quarter of the nation’s school district leaders said they haven’t yet done any planning at all for next school year, according to the survey.
May 11, 2020 – Education Week
Digging a little deeper into the data from international tests reveals ways in which differences in the content students can access widens math achievement gaps.
May 6, 2020 – Education Week
If budget cuts force pink slips, many districts leaders may be able to protect their most effective teachers, especially in schools where turnover is high.
May 5, 2020 – Education Week
Track how educators and district leaders are responding to challenges related to COVID-19 through recurring surveys from The EdWeek Research Center.
April 27, 2020 – Education Week

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