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Experts Agree Social-Emotional Learning Matters, and Are Plotting Roadmap on How to Do It

A national coalition of researchers, policymakers, and educators has forged a consensus on why schools need to respond to students’ social and emotional needs. (January 23, 2018)

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Spotlight on Data-Driven Decisionmaking

In this Spotlight, learn about how schools and districts are engaging in data-driven decisionmaking to improve student outcomes and refine hiring.

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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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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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The true extent of student-on-student sexual assault in elementary and secondary schools is unclear. There are no national requirements for schools to track and disclose such incidents, as there are for colleges and universities, and sexual violence in general is widely under-reported.
May 1, 2017 – AP
As part of its project tracking student-on-student sexual assaults, The Associated Press analyzed a national database of crime information collected by the FBI. The data also contains demographic details not available from state education agencies.
May 1, 2017 – AP
In a new report, researchers at the nonprofit organization Education Resource Strategies studied the differences between typical districts and school systems that have made "connected professional learning" a core part of their academic strategy.
April 25, 2017 – Education Week
The subject's profile is rising in elementary schools, thanks to the common core and growing demand for statisticians.
April 19, 2017 – Education Week
Middle-class parents are more adept than low-income families at navigating the social networks that link their children to school opportunities.
April 19, 2017 – Education Week
RAND researchers argue that it's important to raise awareness about the role that algorithms play in K-12 and other fields such as criminal justice and banking.
April 19, 2017 – Education Week
Research shows no positive correlation between how would-be principals perform on a widely used licensure exam and their success as school leaders.
April 5, 2017 – Education Week
While national politics are still creating sharp divides in school communities, most teachers aren't avoiding the topic, says a survey from the Education Week Research Center.
April 5, 2017 – Education Week
To protect students' privacy, school districts must study the service agreements for the educational apps teachers use.
March 29, 2017 – Education Week
Teachers in 2010 reported stronger academic skills among children entering school that year than did teachers in 1998, researchers at the University of Virginia and Stanford University found.
March 8, 2017 – Education Week

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