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From achievement gaps and teacher evaluations to homework and student engagement, join veteran reporter Sarah Dockery Sparks to understand the education research behind big policy debates and daily classroom concerns.
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Top-Performing Countries Give Teachers Deeper Training in Elementary Content

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 1:14pm
Top-performing countries use U.S. research on the best ways to train and support elementary teachers. But American schools often don't use those best practices, finds a new study.
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Should ESSA Jettison Proficiency Rates in School Accountability?

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 3:32pm
More than 40 researchers and school officials signed onto a letter calling for the Education Department to use different measures for academic proficiency.
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$100 Million in New Research Awards Highlight Adult Education, Social Learning

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 2:43pm
IES announced new research grants in a wide array of topics.
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Need Advice on New Education Research Rules? National Board Can't Help Yet

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 4:21pm
The National Board for Education Sciences will get a few more faces.
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Study: Studying Music Helps Children's Brains Develop

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 11:10am
After two years of musical training, children's music skills and auditory pathways were more developed than those of their peers, said USC researchers.
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'Mirror, Mirror on the Wall ...' or Should Young Children Look Away?

Wed, 07/06/2016 - 4:24pm
Classical Disney princesses like Cinderella and Snow White have long been staples of early-childhood entertainment in Western culture, but new research suggests that exposure to Disney royalties perpetuates female gender-stereotypical behaviors in both girls and boys.
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QUIZ: What Did 'Teacher Quality' Look Like in 1966?

Wed, 07/06/2016 - 4:23pm
Are you smarter than a teacher in 1966? Take this real test, taken from the "Equality of Educational Opportunity" report, to find out how you fare.
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