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March 16, 2018

A Look at How Principals Really Drive School Improvement

"It's a shift in perspective from a focus on the curriculum and individual teachers to focusing on the collective work of the school," says an author of a new longitudinal research analysis.

March 14, 2018

When Older Americans Outnumber Students (Which Is Soon), How Will Schools Connect?

After decades of sinking birth rates and improving longevity, the U.S. Census Bureau projects that by 2035, older Americans will outnumber children for the first time. That will leave more and more school districts financially dependent on communities with little or no direct connection to their students.

March 05, 2018

A British Invasion for Education Research?

The Society for Research in Educational Effectiveness' annual conference here last week highlighted new ways the United States is learning from the United Kingdom both in research development and use in education.

January 25, 2018

Ed. Dept. Budget Could Combine Three Significant Research, Policy Programs

Advocates with knowledge of the plan say the Trump administration will propose consolidating the state longitudinal data system program, the Regional Educational Laboratory Program, and the Comprehensive Centers that help out states.

January 19, 2018

Where Is the Federal Civil Rights Data? Here's a Work-Around.

The federal Civil Rights Data Collection is a massive, often messy, trove of critical equity information from every public school in the country. This month it's also gotten harder to access.

January 17, 2018

How Other Countries Would Fare on the Nation's Report Card

As U.S. educators and policymakers turn more attention to international tests to analyze American students' progress, a new report suggests the Nation's Report Card should be overhauled to look more like those global tests.

December 21, 2017

Leslie Wolfe, Equity Researcher Who Scrutinized SAT, Dies at 74

The equity researcher was an early critic of using standardized tests for accountability.

December 08, 2017

How Well Is Your State Improving High School Graduation Rates?

Nationwide, high school graduation rates have climbed for the past five years, but the improvement has been far from equal across states.

December 04, 2017

States Flesh Out Report Cards, but Key Data Still Tough to Find, Study Says

States have made significant progress in providing public accountability report cards the Every Student Succeeds Act requires, but many states still have a long way to go, according to the latest analysis by the Data Quality Campaign.

November 12, 2017

Boys Read Better When There Are More Girls in Class, Study Finds

The findings are likely to add to the debate over single-sex education, as districts experiment with single-sex classes and schools.

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