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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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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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More than 3 million U.S. children are cared for by a grandparent, writes researcher Jacob Alonso. These families are particularly vulnerable now.
April 23, 2020 – Education Week
Schools need to foster learning at home right now, but parents can't always help. Economist Philip Oreopoulos explains what works best.
April 29, 2020 – Education Week
As it's done with the country's health-care system, economy, and social safety net, the pandemic is exposing and exacerbating the deep inequities that have long shaped American public education.
April 29, 2020 – Education Week
The EdWeek Research Center is conducting twice-monthly surveys of teachers and district leaders across the country to help the K-12 system navigate these unprecedented times.
April 10, 2020 – Education Week
The pandemic is putting the kibosh on education research around the world, but it's also opening up opportunities to study new ways of learning in new environments.
April 9, 2020 – Education Week
Parents can be effective teachers, but they need the right kind of support from schools.
April 7, 2020 – Education Week
Experts offer tactics to teachers on how they can tend to students’ SEL development in this chaotic time.
April 8, 2020 – Education Week
Research suggests on average students don't learn as much online, particularly if they are already struggling, writes Susanna Loeb.
April 1, 2020 – Education Week
The EdTech Genome Project is looking at 10 variables that influence whether an ed-tech product is easily implemented in K-12 schools, with the goal of measuring these factors.
March 18, 2020 – Education Week
How likely are children to contract and spread the new strain of coronavirus? What steps should schools take to protect them?
March 11, 2020 – Education Week

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