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

 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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An analysis of the five most-used programs for early reading shows that they often diverge from evidence-based practices.
December 4, 2019 – Education Week
Many teachers leave preservice training without clarity on what the cognitive science says about how students learn to read.
December 4, 2019 – Education Week
The latest results from the Program for International Student Assessment show American teenagers gaining ground against other nations in reading, math, and science, but it’s not because their performance is improving.
December 3, 2019 – Education Week
Students of color, low-income students, and English-language learners are underrepresented in gifted classes, according to an Education Week survey of gifted educators.
November 27, 2019 – Education Week
As the brain science on adverse childhood experiences evolves, teaching must also adapt, write Jim Hickman and Kathy Higgins.
November 27, 2019 – Education Week
The yearslong slide in reading scores on the National Assessment of Educational Progress comes as students are spending more time in and out of class on digital devices.
November 13, 2019 – Education Week
As the approach expands around the country, educators see a lot to be optimistic about, but remain skeptical of how it works, a national survey suggests.
November 6, 2019 – Education Week
Policymakers and practitioners need to debunk some misconceptions about education research, write Carly Robinson and Todd Rogers.
October 30, 2019 – Education Week
Too often, the education research community treats scientific evidence as the only knowledge worth having, writes Joseph Murphy.
October 30, 2019 – Education Week
As black-white achievement gaps widen in schools, so, too, do disparities in discipline rates between black and white students, according to a study published Wednesday of 2,000 schools.
October 23, 2019 – Education Week

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