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Higher Education Staff See Modest Salary Increase, Little Growth
The median salary increase for staff over the past year was 1.88 percent, according to CUPA-HR’s newest Staff in Higher Education Annual Report . This is a slight decline from the 1.93 percent median salary increase in 2018. The median salary increase was highest at baccalaureate institutions (1.99 percent) and lowest at associate’s institutions (1.52 percent). The position of graphic design para

JUN 13

Monitoring educational equity
A centralized, consistently reported system of indicators of educational equity is needed to bring attention to disparities in the U.S. education system, says a new report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Indicators - measures used to track performance and monitor change over time - can help convey why disparities arise, identify groups most affected by them, and

JUN 12

Early childhood education reaction to new limits on expulsions
Complete report Nationwide, preschoolers are being expelled at alarming rates, upwards of 250 a day by some accounts. Given the critical role of early childhood education (ECE) in supporting children’s school readiness, there is a grave concern that these children are being excluded. Furthermore, there is consistent evidence of racial and gender disparities in who gets expelled. Recently, Illinoi
Arts Education and Social-Emotional Learning
Complete report Social and emotional learning is a topic of increasing focus in the education sector. Though definitions and terminology vary, at its core this trend reflects an increased interest among educators, administrators, parents, and other stakeholders in students’ development of individual and interpersonal skills beyond the realm of academic achievement. This project, conducted in part
High School Graduation Rates: Progress Is Real, But Slowing, Indicating Urgency to Double Down on Equity Gaps
The national high school graduation rate reached an all-time high of 84.6 percent in 2017, up from 79 percent in 2010 and 71 percent since 2001. Hispanic, Black, and low-income students have continued to drive this increase with Hispanic students reaching an 80 percent graduation rate in 2017, Black students climbing to a 77.8 percent graduation rate, and low-income students reaching a 78.3 perce
Is Summer Learning Loss Real?
How I lost faith in one of education research’s classic results By Paul T. von Hippel Complete report Every summer, the news is filled with stories about summer learning loss. The warnings sound dire: two months of math learning lost for most students every summer, and two to three months of reading learning lost for low-income students, according to the National Summer Learning Association. By t
A National Study of the Differential Impact of Novice Teacher Certification on Teacher Traits and Race-Based Mathematics Achievement
In this study, differential prediction of student outcomes by race and teacher traits relative to the certification levels of novice teachers was assessed. Overall, algebra achievement was higher for students who were taught by teachers with standard certificates relative to students who were taught by novice teachers with nonstandard certificates. The most conservative estimates show that findin

JUN 11

School Voucher Report Uses Shaky Methods to Misrepresent Research
A recent report from EdChoice presents itself as a yearly updated list and synthesis of empirical studies exploring the impacts of school vouchers across a set of outcomes. But a new review of the report finds that it fails to provide a robust summary of the research literature on vouchers and their full range of positive and negative impacts. T. Jameson Brewer, of the University of North Georgia
Characteristics Associated with English Learner Academic Performance and Language Proficiency
This study, conducted by REL Midwest in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, explores the relationships between English learner students’ personal and school characteristics and their performance on math, English language arts, and English language proficiency assessments. REL Midwest conducted this study for the Cleveland Partnership for English Learner Success to inform improvements to d

JUN 10

Eating habits linked to academic performance
Junk food associated with poorer academic achievement An analysis of more than 850 elementary school children found those who reported higher consumption of snack foods and sugar-sweetened beverages scored lower on standardized academic tests, on average, than children who consumed less of these foods. While unhealthful diets were not linked to lower cognitive test scores, the findings suggest po
Osbesity increase risk of being both?a bullying victim, perpetrator, or Mary
New Rochelle, NY, May 28, 2019--A new study has shown that obese adolescents are not only significantly more likely to experience bullying, but they are also more likely to be both victims and perpetrators of bullying compared to their healthy weight peers. The study also found that overweight or obese adolescents who are either victims or perpetrators of bullying, or both, have significantly gre
International Student Mobility: Growth and Dispersion
Recent years have seen an unprecedented growth and geographic dispersion in international student mobility. This paper tests the predictions of two competing theoretical models underpinning the determinants of student mobility – the human capital model and the migration model – across traditional and emerging destinations. The findings suggest that while the predictions of the migration model are
Results of STEM professional development and curriculum programs
This study presents results from a meta-analysis of 95 experimental and quasi-experimental pre-K–12 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) professional development and curriculum programs, seeking to understand what content, activities, and formats relate to stronger student outcomes. Across rigorously conducted studies, the researchers found an average weighted impact estimate
School Performance in “Focus Schools” After Waiver Reforms: No ChangeSchool Performance in “Focus Schools” After Waiver Reforms: No Change
States that receive federal waivers to the No Child Left Behind Act were required to implement reforms in designated “Focus Schools” that contribute to achievement gaps. This study examines the performance effects of such “differentiated accountability” reforms in Louisiana. These Focus School reforms emphasized school-needs assessments and aligned technical assistance. These reforms may have als

JUN 07

Teens sleep longer, are more alert for homework when school starts later
Preliminary findings from a new study of middle school and high school students suggest that they got more sleep and were less likely to feel too sleepy to do homework after their district changed to later school start times. In fall 2017, the Cherry Creek School District in Greenwood Village, Colorado, delayed school start times for middle school by 50 minutes (changing from 8 a.m. to 8:50 a.m.)
The online student population is rapidly growing in size and complexity. While a growing number of prospective students...
The online student population is rapidly growing in size and complexity. While a growing number of prospective students creates enrollment opportunities, a school’s success can also depend on tailoring their programs and services to 
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