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I often write about research studies from various fields and how they can be applied to the classroom. I write individual posts about ones that I think are especially significant, and will continue to do so. However, so many studies are published that it’s hard to keep up. So I’ve started writing a “round-up” of some of them each week or every other week as a regular feature.

By the way, you might also be interested in My Best Posts On New Research Studies In 2018 – So Far.

You can see all my “Best” lists related to education research here.

Here are some new useful studies (and related resources):

Multifaceted reforms needed to reach California’s education goals, research project finds is from Ed Source.

Welcoming Students With a Smile is from Edutopia. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On The Importance Of Building Positive Relationships With Students.

Should Students Listen to Background Music While They Read? is from Daniel Willingham. I’m adding it to The Best Research On Listening To Music When Studying.

Time Lost to Suspensions Adds Up Fast for California Students is from Ed Week.

Meta-analyses were supposed to end scientific debates. Often, they only cause more controversy is from Science Magazine. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Understanding How To Interpret Education Research.

What should we do about meta-analysis and effect size? is from the CEM Blog. I’m adding it to the same list.

A benefit of free lunch for all: fewer students get repeatedly suspended, new study suggests is from Chalkbeat.

Doodling Makes Learning More Sticky for Students is from Middleweb. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On The Educational Value Of Doodling.

EEF Blog: Grouping pupils by attainment – what does the evidence say? is from The Education Endowment Foundation. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About Ability Grouping & Tracking — Help Me Find More.