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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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The research in favor of arts learning is stacking up, writes Johns Hopkins University’s Mariale Hardiman.
October 4, 2017 – Education Week
Students with dyslexia often struggle with math fluency as well, and scholars at a recent conference put a spotlight on some of the possible connections.
October 4, 2017 – Education Week
The schools in a recent study faced numerous hurdles in turning personalized learning principles into classroom realities, but there were signs of progress.
October 4, 2017 – Education Week
Robots won't put teachers out of a job soon, but tutoring systems powered by artificial intelligence might well change classroom practice.
September 27, 2017 – Education Week
Some experts blame rising automation for a decline in adult literacy skills—all the more reason to make learning a lifetime endeavor.
September 27, 2017 – Education Week
A lower percentage of teachers are "chronically absent" in charter schools than in other public schools, says a new report. It attributes the differences to collective bargaining.
October 4, 2017 – Education Week
A 50-nation study finds that U.S. teachers spend more time teaching than those in other countries. And they make 60 cents for every $1 paid to workers with similar education levels.
September 20, 2017 – Education Week
New findings suggest a link between sleep problems and ADHD. Will they intensify debates over school start times?
September 20, 2017 – Education Week
A Consumer Reports-style review dissects six major textbook series used in America's high schools. Read how they fared.
September 13, 2017 – Education Week
Long-running research on Hurricane Katrina and the Joplin, Mo., tornado suggest that Texas schools will be dealing with Harvey's aftereffects for years.
September 13, 2017 – Education Week

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