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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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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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Original Education Week research takes a look at how educators hear about trends and new ideas that could be worth pursuing in their classroom.

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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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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
Two researchers wanted to understand data-driven pathways for preventing school shootings. Here's what they found.
October 9, 2019 – Education Week
A massive experiment involving 17,000 students in four countries finds gains for inquiry-, or problem-based teaching over traditional approaches.
October 9, 2019 – Education Week
A new analysis finds that high-poverty schools are the least effective. But why those schools stifle achievement is harder to figure out.
October 2, 2019 – Education Week
Some of the most important pre-literacy skills begin in infancy. This timeline shows examples of the milestones children meet on their path to fluent reading.
October 2, 2019 – Education Week
The majority of school districts still sideline principals in major financial decisionmaking, even as researchers argue they should have more control. But some principals remain ambivalent about significantly greater autonomy.
September 25, 2019 – Education Week
Education Week surveyed school principals and district-level leaders nationally about the challenges they face in managing the money that keeps their schools running.
September 25, 2019 – Education Week
Court-ordered school desegregation has been more successful in the South than in any other region of the country, but researchers have noted a new threat: the growing number of communities that are seceding from larger school districts to form their own.
September 11, 2019 – Education Week

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