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These are some of the things we’ve been reading about:
Social-emotional learning is gaining ground across states as educators increasingly see it as a way to give students an edge.
A Texas Supreme Court ruling that found the state’s inequitable school funding to be constitutional is now bumping up against research that says investing more money does improve educational outcomes. “States that send additional money to their lowest-income school districts see significantly more academic improvement in those districts than states that don’t.”
If schools started an hour later, and teenagers got more sleep, their scores on standardized tests would rise, researchers say.
Last week, researchers found that schools had more law enforcement officers than school counselors. Now Education Week reports that states are beefing up their school counseling corps.
And Massachusetts gets credit for building a world-class school system, according to the Ed Week Top Performers Blog.
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