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The latest news about education research including articles, Commentaries, and special features.

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U.S. Education in 2017 in 10 Charts

This collection of charts, graphs, maps, and visualizations conveys some big takeaways about U.S. schools, students, and teachers in 2017. (December 20, 2017)

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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.

Inside School Research Blog

02/02 04:11 pm | The Tricky Dance of Researchers and Educators Gets Even More Complex | Research experts debate how researchers can navigate data access with districts and states.

EdTech Researcher Blog

02/20 10:40 am | Connecting the Dots between Education Research and Classroom Teachers | To meet the needs of their students, teachers need access to reliable, relevant resources. The medical field may have the solution.

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 Weekresearch 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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On the cusp of Donald Trump's inauguration, Frederick M. Hess warns that policymakers could sideline education scholarship because of its left-leaning bias.
January 11, 2017 – Education Week
While teachers' familiarity with the common core is growing, just 1 in 5 feel certain that their training and resources are high quality, finds the Education Week Research Center’s latest survey.
January 11, 2017 – Education Week
Math results were mixed for American adolescents on two major global benchmarking tests released in recent weeks. These charts offer some highlights.
December 14, 2016 – Education Week
Educators find themselves behind the eight ball, expected to help students negotiate everything from internet hoaxes to partisan policy advocacy disguised as unbiased news.
December 14, 2016 – Education Week
Schools are paying renewed attention to researchers' warnings that the "blue light" from mobile devices can shake the sleep patterns of children and teenagers.
November 30, 2016 – Education Week
Nationwide, data show that nearly 7 percent of high school freshmen stop out for four weeks or more—and then return to graduate.
November 30, 2016 – Education Week
A research analysis of dozens of studies finds links between improved school climates and narrowing gaps between low-income students and their peers.
November 16, 2016 – Education Week
Education Week reviewed hundreds of news stories and dozens of state audits that document problems in the sector that date to the early 2000s.
November 3, 2016 – Education Week
The first national study of principals' time use finds that school leaders clock long hours—and many of them are spent on paperwork.
November 2, 2016 – Education Week
Rising test scores and shrinking achievement gaps are among the bright spots in the latest science results from the 2015 National Assessment of Educational Progress.
November 2, 2016 – Education Week

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