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The Arizona Education News Service is a resource for essential data and reports on education topics including achievement, funding, policy and reform, and legislative and legal issues. Use the filter tool to sort by topic or view reports chronologically from most recent.

A Growing Body of Research on Growth Mindset

April 17, 2017
Growth mindset is the belief that we can grow our intelligence by working hard at it and the idea has attracted a lot of interest in the education world in recent years. There have been best-selling books and many magazine…

Executive Function: Implications for Education

April 14, 2017
Executive function skills are the attention-regulation skills that make it possible to sustain attention, keep goals and information in mind, refrain from responding immediately, resist distraction, tolerate frustration, consider the consequences of different behaviors, reflect on past experiences, and plan…

Building Evidence: What Comes After an Efficacy Study?

April 13, 2017
Over the years, the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) has funded over 300 studies across its research programs that evaluate the efficacy of specific programs, policies, or practices. This work has contributed significantly to our understanding of the interventions that…

2017’s Most & Least Financially Literate States

April 12, 2017
The issue of widespread financial illiteracy garnered significant attention in the aftermath of the Great Recession. The housing-market collapse and ensuing financial crisis served as a stark reminder of our societal obsession with debt as well as the dangers of…

Strategies for recess in schools

April 10, 2017
This report describes strategies for planning and providing recess in schools to help increase participation in physical activity and improve academic achievement (e.g., performance, behavior, attention). The audiences for this document include state and school district leaders that provide technical…
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