About Sarah @sarahdsparks
Sarah D. Sparks is an assistant editor at Education Week and covers education research. She blogs at Inside School Research.
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Education Jan 24Juuling skyrocketed among students in 2018, national survey finds
The percentage of students who reported vaping nicotine in the last 30 days doubled or nearly doubled among eighth, 10th and 12th graders since 2017, representing some of the largest single-year jumps ever recorded in the survey.
Education Jul 03Pre-test jitters? Here’s how teachers are helping students de-stress
Some districts are taking steps to help students better cope with test anxiety and other stresses of school.
Education Aug 04How feeling respected transforms a student’s relationship to school
A Stanford University study finds that a one-time intervention to help teachers and students empathize with one another halved the number of suspensions at five California middle schools, and helped build bonds between disengaged students and their schools.
Education May 09New research uncovers little improvement in achievement gap
Fifteen years of new programs, testing, standards, and accountability have not ended racial achievement gaps in the United States.