States Consider Incorporating Data-Use Skills in Teacher Certification

Thirteen states are developing standards for training teachers and administrators in how to use education data.


Education Researchers to Advise White House Officials on Better, Cheaper Studies

Researchers meet with White House officials this morning to discuss ways to make high-quality, experimental research less expensive and quicker to turn around to educators in the field.


Can States Make Student Data Useful for Schools?

State leaders sitting on mountains of student data are merging on Washington D.C. next week to share ways to make it more useful to educators.


Some Nuance in the Image of the School-Hopping Turnaround Principal

Are successful principals school-hopping, or staying put?


After 20-Year Hiatus, U.S. to Rejoin International Math and Science Test

American 12th graders didn't do so well back in 1995, but they'll get another shot next spring to prove their mastery of advanced physics and math.


What's the 'Opportunity Cost' of Doubling Down on Math?

Studies of the effects of "double dose" classes rarely take into account students' lost opportunity for electives.


Is Your School Looking Out for Students After Trauma? How Long After?

Parent death can lead to higher risk of their children struggling or even dying into young adulthood, but longterm support for students in schools can be spotty.


In 25 Years, U.S. Children Make Fragile Progress, Kids Count Analysis Finds

Economic instability and racial disparities threaten American children's educational and health progress, according to a new study.


What Happens to the Kids Who Ruled Middle School?

Middle school popularity wanes, but the early drug use and criminal behavior stick around.


Exit Exams Need Overhaul, Report Says

A report critiquing high school exit exams continues a series of recent studies looking at the unintended consequences of boosting graduation requirements.


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