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May 17, 2018

Neuroscientist Probes Myths About the Teenage Brain

Teenagers aren't lazy, crazy, or dumb, says a neuroscientist, who argues in a new book that understanding students' neurological development can help dispel negative myths about adolescent learning.

May 14, 2018

Nearly 100,000 K-12 Students Still Spanked or Paddled at School, Data Show

The rate of students getting physical punishments in K-12 school is dropping, but cases are popping up in more states, according to Education Week's latest analysis of federal data.

May 03, 2018

How Long Do Kids Have to Stay in School? Longer Than They Did 5 Years Ago

State rules on providing education and requiring school attendance are literally all over the map, new federal data show.

April 29, 2018

Key Takeaways and Emerging Issues From the Feds' Massive Civil Rights Data Survey

Going forward, here are some of the issues researchers and education advocates will be exploring, as well as some of the problems cropping up in the recently released 2015-16 Civil Rights Data Collection.

April 25, 2018

How Many Students Are Chronically Absent in Your State? Federal Data Show Rates Rising

More than 8 million students nationwide were reported chronically absent from school in 2015-16, federal data show, but some states and districts are doing better than others.

April 16, 2018

Could Schools Be Doing More With Title I Money?

The vast majority of schools that receive federal money for students in poverty use it schoolwide, but many have not taken advantage of flexibility to innovate with the grants.

April 14, 2018

New Research Suggests Practical Ways to Make School Discipline, Access Equitable

Researchers discuss how data can help schools break the school-to-prison pipeline and boost access to advanced courses at the American Educational Research Association conference.

April 10, 2018

Nation's Report Card: Achievement Flattens as Gaps Widen Between High and Low Performers

The National Assessment of Educational Progress releases the results of its first digital-format test of reading and math for 4th and 8th graders. Digging into the mostly flat results shows widening achievement gaps between struggling students and high-fliers.

April 06, 2018

Three Better Ways to Use Global Tests

International benchmarking tests always make headlines, but reading between the lines would help education researchers and policymakers better use the tests to improve schools.

March 30, 2018

Grades Suffer When Class Time Doesn't Match Students' Biological Clocks

A new study comes as more high schools nationwide experiment with an array of school schedules, from late starts to four-day weeks and alternating block classes.

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