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April 25, 2015

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April 25, 2015

A New Path to English Language Learning

Apr. 20, 2015 — The growth in the number of English language learners in US schools is placing new burdens on teachers who may not have the training to help these students. A new writing curriculum shows it helps ... read more

For Many US Teachers, the Classroom Is a Lonely Place

Apr. 19, 2015 — Compared to their peers around the globe, US teachers continue to work largely in isolation, engaging less often in collaborative teaching and feedback that can transform teaching and learning, ... read more

Schools Must Track Academic Progress of Homeless Students, Researchers Argue

Apr. 19, 2015 — Schools must track the academic progress of homeless students with as much care as they track special education, Title I and English language learner students, according to researchers. And funds ... read more

Literacy App Improves School Readiness in at-Risk Preschoolers

Apr. 19, 2015 — Using mobile apps in preschool classrooms may help improve early literacy skills and boost school readiness for low-income children, according to research. "Guided use of an educational app may ... read more

A Call to US Educators: Learn from Canada

Apr. 18, 2015 — In contrast to the contentious debates over education reform in the US, the Canadian province Ontario has taken a cooperative route to improving schools that often rank among the top performers on ... read more

The Influence of College Experiences on Career Outcomes

Apr. 18, 2015 — Meaningful college experiences, including internships and studying abroad, may not matter as much as your major and what school you attend when it comes to job satisfaction and earnings, according to ... read more

Apr. 17, 2015 — Excessive movement common among children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder is actually vital to how they remember information and work out complex cognitive tasks, a new study shows. The ... read more

Devices or Divisive: Mobile Technology in the Classroom

Apr. 17, 2015 — Little is known about what teachers think about how mobile technology in the classroom will affect the development of students' non-cognitive skills, such as empathy, self-control, problem ... read more

Protecting Students from Homophobic Bullying

Apr. 17, 2015 — Students who are bullied because of sexual orientation have willing defenders among their classmates -- motivated by leadership, courage, their beliefs in justice, altruism and having lesbian, gay, ... read more

Forming School Networks to Educate 'the New Mainstream'

Apr. 17, 2015 — While responding to shifting student demographics, new support networks form among teachers and between schools, according to a new study of a group of schools moving from monolingual to bilingual ... read more

A Scientific Look at the Art of Teacher Talk

Apr. 16, 2015 — Specific ways teachers talk to their students had a direct impact on literacy skill building in a study of elementary school students, experts ... read more

Teachers More Likely to Label Black Students as Troublemakers

Apr. 15, 2015 — Teachers are likely to interpret students' misbehavior differently depending on the student's race, according to new research findings. Racial differences in school discipline are widely ... read more

Apr. 15, 2015 — A family therapist has one word for parents who want to raise a healthy, happy child: ... read more

Disruption of Sleep in Children Could Hamper Memory Processes

Apr. 15, 2015 — Sleep-disordered breathing can hamper memory processes in children, according to a new study. The research found that disrupted sleep had an impact on different memory processes and how children ... read more

Children Who Understand Others' Perspectives Found to Be More Popular Among Peers

Apr. 15, 2015 — Children who are good at identifying what others want, think, and feel are more popular in school than their peers who aren't as socially adept, finds a meta-analysis of 20 studies, that ... read more

Children With Disabilities Can Make Competent Witnesses

Apr. 15, 2015 — It's estimated that one in three children with disabilities experiences some form of maltreatment. A new study of British children shows that the disclosures of children with intellectual ... read more

Autism Awareness Among Future Healthcare Workers Still Has Room for Improvement

Apr. 13, 2015 — April is National Autism Awareness Month, dedicated to raising awareness about the developmental disability among Americans. But a recent study that examines knowledge about autism spectrum disorder ... read more

U.S. Schools Are Still Shortchanging Gifted Kids, Experts Say

Apr. 13, 2015 — Far too many high-ability children are still languishing in American classrooms, bored and unchallenged. A new report calls for academic acceleration for America's brightest ... read more

Study of Processing Speed Impact on Cognitive Training

Apr. 10, 2015 — Treatment with the modified Story Memory Technique (mSMT) may be affected by processing speed, researchers report. mSMT is a 10-session cognitive intervention protocol shown to improve new learning ... read more

Kindergartners Who Shared iPads in Class Scored Higher on Achievement Tests

Apr. 10, 2015 — A promising study found that kindergartners in classes with shared iPads significantly outscored their peers on achievement tests who were in classes that had no iPads or classes with iPads for each ... read more

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