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April 27, 2015

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April 27, 2015

Giving Books to Kids Before Summer Break Can Stem Reading Losses

Apr. 25, 2015 — A new study shows that giving students books at the end of the school year can help stem losses in reading ... read more

Apr. 24, 2015 — A new study finds students with standing desks are more attentive than their seated counterparts. Preliminary results show 12 percent greater on-task engagement in classrooms with standing ... read more

Apr. 24, 2015 — When parents of children with disabilities drop their child off at kindergarten they often worry about whether they will make friends – a key factor in reducing anxiety, depression and the ... read more

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

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

Apr. 17, 2015 — Many years of research have shown that for students from lower-income families, standardized test scores and other measures of academic success tend to lag behind those of wealthier students. A new ... 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

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

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

Put Teaching at the Heart of Improvements in Educational Quality, Experts Say

Apr. 9, 2015 — A major re-appraisal of teaching methods will help to transform the educational opportunities for millions of children in the developing world, a scholar has suggested in a new article. Authors of ... read more

Apr. 8, 2015 — Teachers and speech therapists can teach children with autism how to be social with their peers, a randomized trial shows. "We found that the children who participated in the social network not ... read more

Apr. 1, 2015 — Clear evidence has now been gathered that well-designed primary school classrooms boost children's learning progress in reading, writing and math. Natural light, temperature, air quality, color ... read more

Mar. 31, 2015 — New research reveals high-quality early education is especially advantageous for children when they start younger and continue longer. Not only does more high-quality early education significantly ... read more

Classroom Behaviour and Dyslexia Research

Mar. 30, 2015 — The significance of copying and note-taking in the classroom has been studied by researchers including a view on how it affects the learning of Dyslexic children. "Classroom learning is the ... read more

Mar. 25, 2015 — Students who were enrolled in the NC Pre-K Program are making significant gains across all areas of learning through the end of kindergarten, according to a new ... read more

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