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School attendance data could play crucial role in targeting mental health support for pupils
Pupils with mental and neurodevelopmental disorders or who self-harm are more likely to miss school – now researchers say these absences are potential indicators of mental health and could be used to target vital support Poor school attendance impacts a child’s future, not just through their educational achievement but also socially and developmentally. Pupils with mental and neurodevelopmental d

NOV 22

Requests for anti-racism classroom curricula increased following recent police brutality events
A new study used data from an online crowdfunding platform for U.S. public school teachers to document the effect of police brutality events and ensuing Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests on requests for anti-racism curricula. The study found a significant increase in requests for books about or by African Americans after local BLM protests related to the death of George Floyd. Most requests were
Preschool Enrollment Increased Before COVID-19
State funding of preschool programs surpassed $9 billion in the District of Columbia and the 44 states that funded preschools in the 2019-20 school year and policymakers are increasingly focusing on early childhood education, including the current administration’s proposed initiative of universal pre-school for 3- and 4-year-olds . These initiatives may facilitate more preschool enrollment, which
Pandemic Schooling Mode and Student Test Scores
This paper estimates the impact of district-level schooling mode (in-person versus hybrid or distance learning) on test scores. The authors combine Spring 2021 state standardized test score data with comprehensive data on schooling in the 2020-21 school year across 12 states. The authors find that pass rates declined compared to prior years and that these declines were larger in districts with le
Effects of College Grade Forgiveness Policies on Student Outcomes
The increased popularity of college Grade Forgiveness policies, which allow students to retake classes and substitute the new grades for the previous grades in their GPA calculations, is controversial yet understudied. This paper is the first to ask whether such policies benefit students and how. To answer these questions, we use student-level admissions and transcript data from a four-year publi

NOV 18

Revenues and Expenditures for Public School Districts in 2018-19
The national median of total revenues per pupil and expenditures per pupil increased across all public school districts between budget years 2018 and 2019. A new report from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) provides information about revenues and expenditures in the nation’s public school districts for school year 2018-19. The report uses provisional data from the School Distri
Positive reviews of two postsecondary career and technical education interventions
The What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) recently reviewed the research on two postsecondary career and technical education interventions— Year Up and Project QUEST — and its impacts on high school students. Both interventions support students in completing occupational training programs and obtaining employment in relevant fields. The results are summarized in two intervention reports released today ,

NOV 17

Availability and use of K-12 science curriculum
Full report with links to other reports in 2011 a Framework for K-12 Science Education (the Framework) was published, leading to the development of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and multiple state standards that use the Framework as their foundation. As of 2021, 20 states have adopted the NGSS and 24 use standards informed by the Framework. Public opinion of the NGSS is high. A rec

NOV 16

Does Enhanced College Advising Impact Where and How Long Students Attend College
Decisions about whether and where to go to college can influence later success. However, many students from low-income families “undermatch”—they do not enroll at all or not in the most selective college they likely could attend. This report examined whether promising advising strategies, bundled in a package called Find the Fit , could improve college choices and persistence. The study focused o
Public School Use of Educational Technology Before the Pandemic
New school-level data describe how schools are using education technology in the education process. They include information about perceptions of the quality of available technology, supports for teachers to use technology, and availability of technology to students in and out of school. The National Center for Education Statistics released a new report, Use of Educational Technology for Instruct

NOV 15

Evidence dyslexia affects children’s visual processing beyond just reading
Children with dyslexia are slower to process visual information, according to new research that sheds new light on which brain processes are affected by dyslexia beyond just reading ability. The study, published in JNeurosci and the first to combine new methods to understand visual processing and brain activity in dyslexia, challenged a group of children aged six to 14 to identify the average dir

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