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Arts Education Data Resources
Data are critical to ensuring access, participation, quality and equity in education. Reliable data from state education data systems can also help policymakers understand the effect of state policies, help education leaders bring opportunities to all children and help parents identify schools whose offerings best suit their children's needs. A new suite of resources from the State Data Infrastru

AUG 05

The Costs of Cutting School Spending Lessons from the Great Recession
Complete report State budgets are in trouble due to the Covid-19 pandemic, with tax revenues in freefall and steep increases in spending on unemployment insurance, social-welfare programs, and emergency services. That spells budget trouble for schools, since states contribute about half of all public-school funding nationwide. How might cuts to state education spending affect student achievement?
A well-designed grading policies may mitigate bias
A vast research literature documents racial bias in teachers’ evaluations of students. Theory suggests bias may be larger on grading scales with vague or overly general criteria versus scales with clearly specified criteria, raising the possibility that well-designed grading policies may mitigate bias. This study offers relevant evidence through a randomized Web-based experiment with 1,549 teache

AUG 01

Article Menu Access Options Download PDF [PDF] Full Article Content List Abstract Transitioning to the large-group learning environment The foundations: readiness for group-based learning Classroom adjustment Rationale for the current study Methods Results Discussion References Figures & Tables Article Metrics Cite Share Request Permissions Related Articles Low-income children’s readiness for group-based learning at age 3 and prekindergarten outcomes at age 5
Although 3-year-olds in the United States may attend prekindergarten prior to formal school entry in kindergarten, few investigations focus on the socioemotional foundations of classroom learning at age 3 and their relationship to later achievement. This study examined the relationship between age 3 readiness for group-based learning, modeled as the latent constructs, effortful control and social

JUL 31

To improve students' mental health, Yale study finds, teach them to breathe
When college students learn specific techniques for managing stress and anxiety, their wellbeing improves across a range of measures and leads to better mental health, a new Yale study finds. The research team evaluated three classroom-based wellness training programs that incorporate breathing and emotional intelligence strategies, finding that two led to improvements in aspects of wellbeing. Th
The benefits of a pre-kindergarten program endure in elementary and middle school
Preschool programs provide opportunities to improve early childhood educational outcomes as well as long-term outcomes, such as improved educational attainment, improved socioeconomic status, and improved health in adulthood. However, recent studies of long-term impacts have shown equivocal results, with some educational gains occurring immediately following participation in preschool that dimini
States Should Make the FAFSA Mandatory
Three states have now enacted “Mandatory FAFSA” policies, which require twelfth graders to either apply for federal student aid or expressly opt out before they graduate. With another thirteen states considering enacting their 
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