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More than half ofcollege presidents surveyed say they are very likely to allow in-person classes for at least some portion this fall.
As institutions move past their initial response to the COVID-19 pandemic, college and university leaders are most concerned about summer/fall enrollment and how to move forward with planning for the fall term, according to ACE's latest Pulse Point Survey of presidents. This is the second of 12 monthly Pulse Point surveys to gather presidents' insights and experiences with COVID-19 and its effect

MAY 28

Remote Learning is Failing Our Most Vulnerable Students
ParentsTogether Action, a national parent-led organization with over 2 million members, has released the results of a survey of more than 1,500 families around the country regarding the impact the coronavirus crisis is having on kids’ education. The results reveal huge disparities in the success of remote learning depending on family income, and show that remote learning is jeopardizing the educa
Future trends in enrollments, teachers, high school graduates and expenditures
Elementary and secondary school enrollment is projected to increase by 2 percent between 2016 and 2028, following a 3 percent increase between 2003 and 2016, according to a newly released report. The National Center for Education Statistics annual report, Projections of Education Statistics to 2028 , provides national-level data at the elementary, secondary, and postsecondary levels for the past
50-State Comparison: English Learner Policies
As states sort through the guidance issued last week from the U.S. Department of Education on providing services to English learners during school closures, it can be helpful to see what other states are doing to serve, assess and reclassify English learners. This updated 50-State Comparison captures polices in all 50 states and the District of Columbia pertaining to services, supports and fundin

MAY 27

Beyond Exclusionary Discipline: Re-Conceptualizing Connecticut's School to Prison Pipeline to Address Root Causes
Two papers: This literature review aims to expand the understanding of the school to prison pipeline and to call attention to the varied and complicated forces, largely outside of a child's or family's control, that can impact why a child may fail to graduate high school or have contact with the juvenile justice system. The goal of this report is to spur new and holistic research about Connecticu
The State of the Instructional Materials Market: 2019 Report
This annual study draws upon data from EdReports reviews, information about publisher and copyright dates, and data from the American Teacher Panel (ATP) nationally representative survey on ELA and math curriculum use during the 2018– 2019 school year to better understand the following questions: How aligned to the standards are the materials on the market? What do we know about what is being reg
Latest research about programs that support postsecondary success
New WWC Reviews find Positive Impacts among College Re-Enrollment Campaigns and in interim reports of Multiple Measures Assessment and Placement for Student Success What does the latest research say about programs that support postsecondary success? Not all education research is equal—the WWC identifies well-designed studies, trustworthy research, and meaningful findings to inform decisions and i
Policies on the Role of Sworn Law Enforcement Officers at School
Today , the National Center for Education Statistics released a new Data Point, Policies Outlining the Role of Sworn Law Enforcement Officers in Public Schools . This report examines formal school policies that outline officers’ roles and responsibilities and considers whether these policies align with the activities that officers participate in while at school. Findings include: In 2017–18, some

MAY 26

Bullying is common factor in LGBTQ youth suicides
Researchers at the Yale School of Public Health have found that death records of LGBTQ youth who died by suicide were substantially more likely to mention bullying as a factor than their non-LGBTQ peers. The researchers reviewed nearly 10,000 death records of youth ages 10 to 19 who died by suicide in the United States from 2003 to 2017. The findings are published in the current issue of JAMA Ped
Up to 60% of students in some schools vaped in past month
Vaping is most heavily concentrated in U.S. schools with a higher proportion of white students, schools in the South and West, and schools where more students smoke cigarettes, a new University of Michigan study shows. Overall, more than one in 10 American middle and high school students report having used e-cigarettes within the last month. In certain schools, as many as 60% of students said the
Use of Technology for Homework Assignments
A new First Look report, Teachers’ Use of Technology for School and Homework Assignments: 2018–19 , provides information about the use of technology for homework assignments in grades 3–12. It focuses on information that can best be provided by public school teachers from their perspective and direct interaction with students. The report highlights the following findings: Twenty-six percent of te
Analysis of a study merely counting the quantity and superficial results of research
A recent report from EdChoice, working with Hanover Research, identifies and reviews studies that use Randomized Control Trials (RCTs) to determine student achievement or educational attainment outcomes of nine broad “education reform” areas. Bruce Baker of Rutgers University reviewed Comparing Ed Reforms: Assessing the Experimental Research on Nine K-12 Education Reforms . He concludes that the

MAY 25

Family lower socioeconomic status for boys accounts for a substantial portion of the gender gap
This study investigates whether family socioeconomic status (SES) differentially affects the lower tail outcomes of boys and finds that the differential effects of family SES on boys’ outcomes are concentrated in the parts of the distribution where the gender gaps are 
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