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Saturday, February 6, 2021

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Promoting School Choice with Questionable Evidence
A new report from the Hoover Institution’s Education Success Initiative purports to offer evidence-based guidance for policymakers in shaping more equitable outcomes from school choice programs. However, Christopher Lubienski of Indiana University reviewed Toward Equitable School Choice and found that although the report is useful as a snapshot of the current status of choice programs in the Unit
Study finds consensus for arming school resource officers, division on arming teachers and other staff
CRIME AND JUSTICE RESEARCH ALLIANCE Research News P In the wake of repeated school shootings across the United States, today's youth have been called the mass shooting generation. A new study examined public support for arming school employees. The study found consensus for arming school resource officers, but division over whether to arm teachers and nonteaching staff. The research has clear imp
State-funded pre-K may enhance math achievement
New research shows the program has an impact on classroom success In the first longitudinal study to follow Georgia pre-K students through middle school, Stacey Neuharth-Pritchett, associate dean for academic programs and professor in UGA's Mary Frances Early College of Education, found that participating in pre-K programs positively predicted mathematical achievement in students through seventh
School counselors: the challenges of COVID-19
Full report In October 2020, the American School Counselor Association distributed a state-of-the-profession survey to nearly 75,000 members and nonmembers. The survey was designed to gather details on school counselor demographic data, roles and responsibilities, the challenges of virtual learning necessitated by COVID-19, efforts to combat systemic racism, their most significant day-to-day chal
New WWC Reviews of Early College High Schools and Dual-Credit Courses for Student Success
Not all education research is equal—the WWC identifies well-designed studies, trustworthy research, and meaningful findings to inform decisions and improve student outcomes. This month, we are highlighting two new reviews of studies on postsecondary education, adding to over 10,000 existing citations about what works in education. The first study the WWC reviewed investigated the six-year impact

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