What the Research Says
From the pages of Education Week: a roundup of recent education studies
Student Achievement What the Research Says Global Academic Loss Persists Nearly Three Years Into the Pandemic
An analysis of data from 15 countries finds students are still behind by more than a third of a year of schooling.
Student Well-Being What the Research Says How a School District Used Music Teaching to Keep Students Connected
A wider variety of music programs may help students feel more connected to school, new research suggests.
Curriculum What the Research Says The State of Driver's Education, in 4 Charts
Training requirements vary from state to state.
Curriculum What the Research Says How an Attention-Training Program Can Make Teens Better Drivers
A driving simulation created to tune up attention skills in young drivers with ADD could have wider benefits.
Student Well-Being What the Research Says Telemedicine Could Help Keep Kids in Class
Schools' use of telehealth services expanded during the pandemic, and a study suggests it helps reduce absenteeism.
School Climate & Safety What the Research Says How School Security Changed Since the Pandemic, in 5 Charts
More schools are planning and practicing for emergencies of all kinds.
Student Well-Being What the Research Says Preteens' Social Media Habits Could Be Changing Their Brains
Habitually checking social media "likes" and comments can significantly affect students' brain development, a new study finds.
School & District Management What the Research Says Denver's 'Portfolio Model' Was a Success. But It Might Not Be Sustained
A study finds that the district boosted student achievement by creating a portfolio of schools with more freedom to operate.
Student Well-Being What the Research Says 5 Things We Learned About Student Mental Health in 2022
Researchers and educators are just starting to understand the pandemic's longer-term impact on students' mental health.
Student Well-Being What the Research Says Screen Time Can Raise Children's Chance of OCD. Educators Can Help Prevent That
Video game and algorithm-based videos may increase obsessive behaviors in preteens, a study finds.
College & Workforce Readiness What the Research Says The High School Credit-Hour: A Timeline of the Carnegie Unit
The credit-hour, often known as the Carnegie unit, has been the essential measure of American secondary and higher education for more than a century. Here's how it started.
School & District Management What the Research Says The Changing Picture of School Leadership, in Charts
A look at how the school leadership workforce is evolving.
Student Achievement What the Research Says Students' Academic Skills Are Rebounding, But Not Enough
New results suggest that students may not fully recover academically before federal aid runs out in two years.
Student Achievement What the Research Says This One Change From Teachers Can Make Homework More Equitable
Homework policies can exacerbate inequities among students. Here's how teachers can help.