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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

05/23 09:10 am | How Should Districts Plan for Future Students? New Federal Data Offer Insights | Public schools could see another 800,000 students in the next decade, according to the federal Education Department's statistical arm's latest projections. But just ...

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 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.

Education Week Quiz

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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Letter to the Editor
The Role of Public Scholarship
February 13, 2019 – Education Week
The media loves stories about wealthy parents keeping their kids off screens. Experts, evidence, and educators from Beverly Hills to Greenwich, Conn. paint a different picture.
February 13, 2019 – Education Week
Despite harsh criticism from President Trump, shrinking job prospects, and safety threats, student interest in journalism has risen or held steady in many high schools, a new survey shows.
February 13, 2019 – Education Week
A Virginia study documents an increase in race-related bullying in middle schools in communities that voted for President Donald Trump, and a drop in those that favored Hilary Clinton.
January 16, 2019 – Education Week
Public scholarship isn't just about sounding off on social media. Here are four lessons to make your research count, from Katharine O. Strunk.
January 16, 2019 – Education Week
Want to work on research that will actually help students? Sometimes the greatest obstacle to public engagement is oneself, writes Nora Gordon.
January 16, 2019 – Education Week
Public engagement is important, but it also comes with risks, writes Janelle Scott. Here's what you need to know.
January 16, 2019 – Education Week
No, consent doesn't just belong in sex ed. class; it needs to start a lot earlier. Sarah D. Sparks looks at the research.
January 9, 2019 – Education Week
Drawing on his personal experience growing up in an Air Force family, Daarel Burnette II highlights emerging research on military-connected students.
January 9, 2019 – Education Week
A new Education Week Research Center survey delves into what’s behind the common buzzword for teachers, principals, and district leaders.
January 9, 2019 – Education Week

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