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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 ...

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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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Federal data show that U.S. public schools have gotten safer in recent years even as public perception may suggest otherwise.
April 11, 2018 – Education Week
An analysis of studies on learning mindsets suggests that praising students for effort, rather than for being smart, can backfire in middle and high school.
April 11, 2018 – Education Week
Advocates worry students with special education needs such as “emotional disturbance” may be stigmatized in light of the intense spotlight on accused Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz’s mental health history.
March 21, 2018 – Education Week
George Garcia, a former foster-care child now mentoring foster students in college, found his way into academically challenging classes through friends. Many bright foster-care students aren't so lucky.
March 7, 2018 – Education Week
The 2020 census is two years away. Preventing an inaccurate count will help students and their schools, writes Gregg Behr.
March 7, 2018 – Education Week
Without rigorous research that accurately reflects the current population, early education won't deliver for all students, write two education researchers.
February 14, 2018 – Education Week
Experts are working with counselors and admissions officers on ways to factor performance assessments into admissions decisions.
February 7, 2018 – Education Week
The federal spending plan to be unveiled later this month is likely to combine three significant research programs.
February 7, 2018 – Education Week
Fresh data show how few districts document disproportionality, even as the Trump administration looks to roll back a rule requiring more aggressive monitoring.
February 7, 2018 – Education Week
There may not be an overall national shortage of teachers, but shortages persist in certain specialty areas. And filling diversity gaps is a perennial struggle.
January 24, 2018 – Education Week

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