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

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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Seventy-six percent felt that ed-tech vendors were not qualified to conduct valid research about their own products, the analysis by ISTE and the Jefferson Education Exchange found.
August 29, 2018 – Education Week
Recent studies raise some hard questions about the value of ability-based reading groups.
August 29, 2018 – Education Week
When they sit down to take the Program for International Student Assessment, many students skip questions, spend too little time on them, or quit early, a new study suggests. And that could be a problem, researchers say.
August 22, 2018 – Education Week
Few states give teachers a seat—or a vote—on the board of education. But some say the governing entities are making more of an effort to prioritize teacher voice.
July 20, 2018 – Education Week
A comparison of states' preschool enrollment and test scores, and a deeper look at Tennessee's pre-K program bolster arguments that prekindergarten is not the primary solution to closing the achievement gap.
July 18, 2018 – Education Week
Letter to the Editor
John Hattie Is Still 'Wrong'
July 18, 2018 – Education Week
At a time of sharp political divisions, civics teaches students how to engage in civil discourse, according to school leaders interviewed for the Education Week Research Center poll. More than half said their students don’t get enough of it.
June 28, 2018 – Education Week
Nearly half of K-12 teachers and administrators report that they've experienced or witnessed sexual harassment or assault while at work, in a new Education Week Research Center survey.
July 18, 2018 – Education Week
A Seattle partnership between researchers and practitioners is using a continuous improvement approach to improve outcomes for students making the rocky transition from 8th to 9th grades.
June 20, 2018 – Education Week
Providing students or teachers with clear, actionable critiques is an essential ingredient for any kind of continuous improvement process, says John Hattie, an author and education researcher.
June 20, 2018 – Education Week

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