Per-Pupil Spending Found to Rise a Bit - Education Week

After a three-year dip, per-pupil spending on public prekindergarten-12 education inched upward again in 2013, according to a report. Read More

Magnet Schools Struggle to Be Diverse, Says Study - Education Week

While magnet schools do boost diversity, non-neighborhood students are not flocking to them, say researchers who studied 21 nonselective magnets. Read More

Special Education - Education Week

Students with disabilities continue to score much lower than their peers on state tests, even as their graduation rates inch upwards, a new report finds. Read More

Digital Games - Education Week

Younger students get the most out of digital learning games when the game combines elements of both the real and virtual worlds, finds new research. Read More

School Nutrition - Education Week

More low-income children ate at federally subsidized summer meals sites in summer 2014, continuing a trend of growth in participation that started a few years before, a new report says. Read More

Student Cellphones - Education Week

All those teachers who collect mobile phones at the beginning of class may be onto something: A new study of English secondary students suggests student test scores rose in middle school classes that banned phones. Read More

How Can Students Better Apply Math Learning? New Studies Hold Answers - Education Week

Even within the STEM disciplines, students struggle to apply math concepts in other subjects, according to researchers. Read More

Early Years - Education Week

Preschool-age children at child-care centers need far more opportunities for physical activity, suggests a study. Read More

Child Well-Being - Education Week

While rates of suicide dropped for white children over the last two decades, they climbed significantly for black children, a new study has found. Read More

Noncognitive Skills - Education Week

A new report seeks to distill reams of research and insights from practitioners to help identify the cognitive and noncognitive traits students need to succeed in life. Read More

College-Going - Education Week

The 2008 economic downturn may have made paying for college more difficult, but the students who started high school in the teeth of the downturn are still pushing into higher education, according to new federal data. Read More

Rural Students - Education Week

Students who graduate from rural Indiana high schools are more likely to attend a two-year or nonselective postsecondary school than their nonrural peers, and to choose a college that is "undermatched" with their presumed eligibility level, according to a new report. Read More

Skills Gaps - Education Week

Children enter kindergarten with academic and "soft skills" gaps that can be linked directly to their socioeconomic status, says an economic policy group. Read More

Study: Minorities Less Likely to Be in Spec. Ed. - Education Week

Black students and Hispanic students are less likely than their white and non-Hispanic peers to be labeled with a disability, according to a new study. Read More

Where to Find Education News Online - Education Week

We take a look at the growing number of websites that cover education, including those focused primarily on school policy and general sites devoting resources to the education beat, online. Read More

Education News Online: A Snapshot - Education Week

We take a look at the growing number of websites that cover education, including those focused primarily on school policy and general sites devoting resources to the education beat, online. Read More

Math Gets More Rigorous for Some Preschoolers - Education Week

Preschools are ramping up math education, in response to brain research that shows educators may be underestimating how much math young children can do. Read More

New Principals: A Data Snapshot - Education Week

The National Association of Elementary School Principals assembled a group of early-career elementary and middle school leaders to provide insights on the day-to-day realities of the job. Here are some highlights. Read More

Study Casts Doubt on Impact of Teacher Professional Development - Education Week

A new study by the advocacy group TNTP finds that PD activities don’t seem to factor into why some teachers get better while others don’t. Read More

Math Anxiety - Education Week

If parents shudder at the thought of algebra or arithmetic, they can pass that dread of math on to their children, according to a new study. Read More

Learning Science - Education Week

The Next Generation Science Standards do a better job overall of covering genetics than most previous state standards, but are missing some key content, finds a new study. Read More

Immigrant Students - Education Week

Unaccompanied minors living in the New York City metropolitan area, many who are English-language learners, face an array of obstacles to enrolling in school, finds a new study. Read More

Foreign-Language Study To Be Undertaken - Education Week

The commission will work with scholarly and professional organizations to review research about the benefits of foreign-language instruction. Read More

English-Language Learners - Education Week

A study of seven high-poverty districts in the Seattle metropolitan area found that it took nearly four years for elementary-school-age English-language learners to develop English proficiency. Read More

Poll Data: Testing and Opting Out - Education Week

PDK/Gallup and Education Next captured sentiment on the hot-button issues of standardized testing and the push among some parents to refuse to allow their children to take state assessments. Read More

Polls Reveal Nuanced Views on K-12 - Education Week

The latest opinions polls from PDK/Gallup and Education Next gauge public sentiment on a range of heated education issues, including common-core standards, standardized testing, and school choice. Read More

School Nutrition - Education Week

School food workers say they need more training and resources to keep up with changes made in the wake of new nutrition standards created under the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act. Read More

School Improvement - Education Week

Efforts to provide wraparound social and emotional supports in Massachusetts schools may have given elementary students a boost in reading and math achievement, according to a report. Read More

High Schools Should Start Later, Report Says - Education Week

Too many high schools and middle schools begin classes too early in the day, according to a report published by the federal Centers for Disease Control. Read More

Computer Science - Education Week

Principals and superintendents underestimate how much support there is among parents for teaching K-12 computer science in school, according to a Gallup survey. Read More

New Report Finds Ongoing iPad and Technology Problems at L.A. Unified - Education Week

Had things gone according to plan, every public school student in Los Angeles would be working on his or her own iPad by now and textbooks would be largely a thing of the past. Read More

School Discipline - Education Week

Southern states contribute heavily to national trends of disproportionately high rates of discipline for black students in public schools, a new study found. Read More

Slicing the K-12 Data on Governors Running for White House - Education Week

It can be tough to draw a clear line between the policies a governor pushed while in office and improvements in student achievement, researchers say. Read More

Homeless Education - Education Week

Educators may underestimate the effects of homelessness versus even deep poverty, according to a new study of New York City children. Read More

Social and Emotional Learning - Education Week

Some types of perfectionism in students can help them in academic settings but can lead to burnout in their later careers, says a study. Read More

Absenteeism - Education Week

A pattern of absences as early as kindergarten can throw students off track academically and form patterns that challenge later success, two organizations say. Read More

Classwork Found Lacking in Standards Content - Education Week

In addition to examining whether tasks were aligned to grade-appropriate literacy standards, a research and advocacy group looked at how cognitively challenging the tasks were. Read More

Four-Day School Week Linked to Gains in Math - Education Week

Switching to a shorter school week—with longer days—may actually give students an academic advantage, according to a recent study of rural Colorado elementary schools. Read More

Special Education - Education Week

Parents—not teachers—are the ones primarily pushing to have children assessed for attention-deficit-hyperactivity disorder, finds the CDC. Read More

School Choice - Education Week

Both poor and well-off families were more likely to transfer their students to other schools if their own was put on probation, but poor families transferred at lower rates than nonpoor families. Read More

Rural Education - Education Week

Eligible rural children are less likely to take part in federal meals programs than their urban peers, finds a new study. Read More

Accountability - Education Week

School failure rates in the early days of federal accountability under the No Child Left Behind Act were only weakly connected to actual student proficiency rates, according to a study Read More

Math Anxiety - Education Week

One-on-one mathematics tutoring may reduce anxiety in math-phobic students, finds a new study in the Journal of Neuroscience. Read More

Education Technology - Education Week

Countries where 15-year-olds use computers the most in classrooms scored the worst on digital reading and computer-based math tests, according to an analysis of 2012 results from the Program for International Student Assessment, or PISA. Read More

Teens Need More Sleep, But Districts Struggle to Shift Start Times - Education Week

Transportation costs and family schedules are among the factors that make changing school start times tough for educators. Read More

Online Credit Recovery in Need of Improvement, Study Says - Education Week

School districts need to make changes to their online credit-recovery programs to focus greater attention on content mastery and evidence of learning gains. Read More

Measuring Grit, Character Draw New Investments - Education Week

The Walton Family Foundation is backing research on how to better measure noncognitive skills. Read More

Rural Education - Education Week

Some academic outcomes for students living in "Middle Appalachia" have improved over the past 20 years, yet challenges unique to the region remain, according to a new report. Read More

Immigrant Students - Education Week

Children with deported or detained immigrant parents face difficulty accessing early education, health care, and social services, a new study has found. Read More

Discipline - Education Week

High suspension rates in the Chicago district are driven by a cluster of schools with high concentrations of "extremely disadvantaged students," a new report finds. Read More

STEM Schools - Education Week

Efforts to create STEM programs for low-income and minority students in Buffalo, N.Y., and three Denver-area school districts failed to live up to their promise, suggests a new report. Read More

Deans Map Out Learning-Science Agenda - Education Week

A paper released by the Deans for Impact summarizes the research on learning science and identifies six questions teachers should grapple with. Read More

Teachers - Education Week

Teachers who started their careers with a mentor were more likely to continue teaching than those who did not, a federal study finds. Read More

Educational Accountability - Education Week

A forthcoming study from Duke University suggests that on average, voters whose local schools failed to make AYP had higher turnout in the next school board election by 5 to 8 percentage points more than the average effect of direct mail or phone campaigns. Read More

School Leadership - Education Week

A new report digs into the policy levers that states can pull to help elevate the job of principal, create more clarity around the role, strengthen preparation programs, and tailor support for principals and assistant principals. Read More

Schools Help Widen Academic Gaps, Studies Find - Education Week

Two studies find that achievement gaps within schools account for more of the overall academic disparities among students of different races or economic backgrounds than do gaps between schools. Read More

After-School Learning - Education Week

Parents rate homework help, physical activity, and healthy snacks at the top of the list when choosing after-school programs for their children, but access to hands-on activities in STEM is gaining a following. Read More

Student Mobility - Education Week

Changing schools often in the earliest grades puts students at a significant risk of poor math performance and critical-thinking skills in upper elementary school, according to a new study. Read More

Math Learning - Education Week

Using a word-problem app to talk about mathematics at home once a week can boost math achievement, particularly for students with parents who dread the subject. Read More

Student Bullying - Education Week

Even a basic state anti-bullying law is associated with significantly lower in-person and cyber-bullying reported in schools, according to a new study. Read More

Studies Probe How Schools Widen Achievement Gaps - Education Week

Two studies find that achievement gaps within schools account for more of the overall academic disparities among students of different races or economic backgrounds than do gaps between schools. Read More

Feds Put Spotlight on Needs of Black ELLs - Education Week

With more than 130,000 black ELLs in public schools, White House and U.S. Department of Education officials will develop tools for educators. Read More

Adopted Students - Education Week

The school behavior and academic performance of adopted children lags behind their peers who are not adopted, concludes a report from the Institute for Family Studies. Read More

Data Point to Gaps Among STEM Graduates - Education Week

Students from low-income, high-minority urban schools are less likely than their counterparts in other schools to graduate from college with a STEM degree. Read More

School Hygiene - Education Week

School and college restrooms get used for way more than the traditional potty break, and in some ways that may contribute to illness on campus, according to a new survey. Read More

Charter Schools - Education Week

Charter schools need to be more innovative, according to a report released this week by a pro-charter organization. Read More

Special Education - Education Week

When it comes to feeling happy and fulfilled, what really matters to young adults with learning and attention issues? Read More

Migrant Students - Education Week

The tens of thousands of unaccompanied school-age children and youths who crossed the U.S.-Mexican border in the spring and summer of 2014 had vastly different educational experiences depending on where they settled, according to a report. Read More

The Adolescent Brain Subject of Long-Term Federal Study - Education Week

The National Institutes of Health will dedicate $300 million over the next decade to launch the largest, most comprehensive study to date of how children’s brains develop during adolescence. Read More

Young Adolescents - Education Week

Community groups and sports not connected to school can help students stay more connected academically during a critical transition period, a study of low-income students in New York City suggests. Read More

Few States Require Rigorous Courses for Graduation - Education Week

High school graduation rates in the United States have hit historic highs, with the most recent numbers from the U.S. Department of Education showing that more than 80 percent of students from the class of 2013 graduated on time. Read More

Digital Badges - Education Week

Digital badges are being widely adopted for students, but could the same principle be applied to professional development for teachers? Read More

Schools Seek to Diversify Gifted, Honors Classes - Education Week

Gifted and honors classes are often wealthy and white, but some districts are tumbling the barriers that keep out low-income students and students of color. Read More

Drop in U.S. Math, Reading Scores Prompts Blame Game - Education Week

A variety of culprits are being cited as the cause of a sudden drop in NAEP scores, but experts recommend caution. Read More

Cybercharter Students Fall Far Behind on Academic Measures, New Study Says - Education Week

The first national study of online charter schools found that the schools generate dramatically weaker academic growth than their brick-and-mortar counterparts. Read More

Homework Time - Education Week

High school girls spend about an hour more per week on their homework than their male counterparts, researchers at American University have found. Read More

Learning English - Education Week

English-language learners who enter kindergarten with a basic grasp of academic language, "either in their primary language or in English," are more likely over time to be reclassified as former ELLs, an analysis from Oregon State University has found. Read More

Academic Support a Financial Challenge for School Business Officers - Education Week

Stretching limited dollars to expand educational opportunities will require some creative thinking and better sharing of lessons learned, school business officers suggested at a recent conference. Read More

Preschool Years - Education Week

The 20 states that split $1 billion in federal grant money to support early-learning programs are seeing more providers rated as high quality and more children enrolled in those programs, says a U.S. Department of Education assessment. Read More

Study: RTI Practice Falls Short of Promise - Education Week

Response to intervention failed to improve the reading skills of students identified for initial interventions in a 13-state study. Read More


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