Teaching & Learning
This research brief provides an overview of changes in the distribution of absences for the 2022-23 school year and how absences vary across different groups of students and schools in North Carolina.
The purpose of this brief is to understand differences in student performance between large cities and students nationally over the last 20 years, from 2002 through 2022, as well as after the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic. We also detail the possibilities of large city performance in the years to come.

In April 2024, the RESTART Network hosted the Actionable Insights from Research and Practice to Support Pandemic Recovery forum This two-day forum brought together researchers, policymakers, education leaders and practitioners to discuss accelerating student learning, fostering student connectedness and social emotional learning, and emerging research related to pandemic recovery.

Members of the RESTART Network’s Core Research teams gathered during the 2024 RESTART Network Forum to share progress and key learnings from their studies with members of other research teams and representatives from the Institute of Education Sciences and Office of Elementary and Secondary Education. Representatives from each of the five teams, hailing from states across the country, presented emerging trends of student experiences and outcomes during COVID-19 pandemic.

The January 2024 Issue of the State Education Standard from the National Association of State Boards of Education features articles about curriculum and education materials.

The sudden onset of a global pandemic in March 2020 created unprecedented challenges for all students, their families and their teachers.

This report provides the results from analyzing test score results from roughly 8,000 school districts in 30 states to measure the extent to which test scores changed from Spring 2019 to Spring 2022 and from Spring 2022 to Spring 2023.
This brief provides takeaway messages from a discussion hosted by the National Academy of Education about the long-term impacts of the pandemic on the U.S. education system.
This report summarizes the developing base of literature on learning acceleration approaches and shares promising practices from New Jersey schools.
This brief examines policy language from 10 states that have innovation zones. Innovation zones are created through state legislation to give schools and districts freedom from burdensome administrative regulations. This flexibility gives schools and districts a chance to modernize teaching and learning.