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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

01/17 01:34 pm | Here's What the New Evidence-Based Policy Law Means for Education Research | Considered a bright spot after several years of legislative frustration for researchers, the new law is expected to yield a simpler and easier process for getting education ...

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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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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.

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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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The continuing decline in math achievement comes even as fewer students are taking the college-readiness exam.
October 24, 2018 – Education Week
Cognitive and neuroscience research points ways schools can help leverage teenagers’ strengths in this unique developmental period when they’re learning to regulate emotions and make good decisions.
October 10, 2018 – Education Week
The primaries are over, and nearly two-thirds of the current classroom teachers who were vying for state seats will move on to the general election, an Education Week analysis found.
September 26, 2018 – Education Week
Is school where students should learn to speak clearly, make a 60-second elevator speech, or hold a difficult conversation? That's what employers think.
September 26, 2018 – Education Week
Researchers examined nearly 22,000 pieces of class work in hundreds of schools. More than 70 percent of those assignments were below grade level, according to a new report from a teacher-training group.
October 3, 2018 – Education Week
Social media use among teenagers is skyrocketing, but educators should take a more nuanced view of the benefits and drawbacks, a survey and experts suggest.
September 19, 2018 – Education Week
Thousands of babies are born each year to mothers who abused opioids while pregnant, and a new study offers a snapshot of the educational impact of that early trauma.
September 19, 2018 – Education Week
The New Haven, Conn., school district is working with a team of education, genetics, and neuroscience researchers from Yale University in what may be the first attempt to design so-called "precision" gene-based education help for the academic disorder.
September 12, 2018 – Education Week
The majority of teachers are behind on climate-change science, but they aren’t necessarily to blame, explains Ann Reid.
September 18, 2018 – Education Week
At a time when schools face increasing accountability for bringing down student absenteeism, a new analysis highlights the scale of the task.
September 5, 2018 – Education Week

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