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Start time for public high schools (February 11, 2020)
This report describes the average start time for public high schools in the United States during the 2017-18 school year by school characteristics and state.

Applications Invited for the 2020 Summer Research Training Institute on Cluster-Randomized Trials (February 6, 2020)
Northwestern University, with a grant from the National Center for Education Research at IES, is providing support for the 2020 Summer Research Training Institute on Cluster-Randomized Trials.

From the IES Director: Research-Practice Partnerships, Redux (February 4, 2020)
Director Mark Schneider sets the record straight on his support for partnerships between education researchers and practitioners.

Characteristics of public schools where students attend classes fewer than 5 days per week (February 4, 2020)
This NCES Data Point examines the characteristics of public schools where students attend classes fewer than 5 days per week. Public schools were asked how many days were in a typical school week for students in grades 112. Nationally, about 1.9 percent of public schools have fewer than 5 days per school week, but this varies depending on the state where a school is located, school size, and other school characteristics.