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February 6, 2016

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February 6, 2016

Feb. 2, 2016 — Teacher turnover is often rightly perceived as a problem for schools. A growing body of evidence finds that teacher turnover reduces student achievement, either directly because replacement teachers ... read more

Feb. 2, 2016 — Computer science has become a new basic skill, essential in order to excel in an increasingly computational and data-intensive world. However, access to computer science (CS) at the K-12 levels ... read more

Helicopter Parents Take Extreme Approach to Homework

Feb. 2, 2016 — A new study has revealed helicopter parents who take over responsibility for their child's homework can be doing more harm than good, especially as children get older. They often put more ... read more

Teachers Reported Moderate to Major Concerns Prior to 2015 State Testing

Feb. 1, 2016 — Prior to the first round of K-12 standardized testing under Common Core education standards last year, most teachers had moderate to major concerns about test difficulty and low student performance, ... read more

Service-Learning Courses Can Positively Impact Post-Graduate Salaries

Jan. 5, 2016 — Service-learning experiences in college can reach beyond the classroom -- and help grow graduates' bank accounts once they enter the workforce, according to a recent study. The study centered on ... read more

Out of School and Into Debt? Calls for Teens to Better Understad on Money Matters

Nov. 23, 2015 — A new study has found school leavers and first-year university students don't know how to manage a car loan, repay credit cards or figure out mobile phone ... read more

Impact of Social-Emotional Learning on Academic Achievement

Nov. 23, 2015 — Teaching social and emotional skills to inner-city students can contribute to their academic achievement, new evidence shows. The project involved all students enrolled in regular or bilingual ... read more

Intervention Improves Teacher Practices, Student Engagement in Early Elementary Classrooms

Nov. 18, 2015 — A classroom program that helps teachers adapt their interactions with students based on individuals' temperaments may lead to more student engagement in kindergarten, more teacher emotional ... read more

Study Shows Why Four-Year-Olds Don't Thrive in Head Start Classes

Nov. 10, 2015 — Most Head Start classrooms serve children of mixed ages and that hurts the academic growth of older children, a new national study ... read more

Innovative Health Program Reduces Depression, Unhealthy Weights in Teens

Nov. 9, 2015 — An innovative high school health program helped students maintain healthier weights and even alleviated severe depression for a full year after the program ... read more

State School Pupils Do Better at University, Research Confirms

Nov. 5, 2015 — State school pupils are likely to do better at university than independent school pupils with similar A Level results, new research confirms. Researchers were investigating how effective the A* grade ... read more

Nov. 4, 2015 — Experiencing math anxiety -- nervousness and discomfort in relation to math -- impairs math performance for some students, but new research shows that it's linked with improved performance for ... read more

Empathetic Teachers Enhance Children's Motivation for Learning

Nov. 3, 2015 — Empathetic teachers enhance children's motivation and academic skills, such as reading, writing and arithmetic skills. A positive atmosphere created by the teacher also safeguards and increases ... read more

Preschoolers Working Memory Forecasts Teenage Dropout Risk

Nov. 3, 2015 — Preschoolers who score lower on a working memory task are likely to score higher on a dropout risk scale at the age of 13, researchers have ... read more

Good Grades in Classes With Immigrants, Norwegian Study Shows

Oct. 27, 2015 — Parents in areas with many immigrants have little reason to fear that a high proportion of immigrant pupils in schools in itself hampers student performance, according to new Norwegian ... read more

Pupils Learn Poorly When Using Most Computer Programs

Oct. 26, 2015 —  “Most digital learning tools used in schools are unsatisfactory and only test the knowledge the pupils already have”, says Björn Sjödén, who has reviewed a large number of computer programs ... read more

Language Literacy in Kindergarten Important for Success in Learning English

Oct. 22, 2015 — English learners are more likely to become proficient English speakers if they enter kindergarten with a strong initial grasp of academic language literacy, either in their primary language or in ... read more

Middle Schoolers May Benefit Academically from Extracurricular Activities

Oct. 22, 2015 — Activities outside the classroom -- especially community engagement and sports -- may help low-income, urban youth academically as they transition into middle school, according to a new ... read more

Oct. 20, 2015 — An instructional program for parents helps young children retain the literacy skills and positive learning behaviors acquired in Head Start through to the end of the kindergarten year, according to ... read more

Home Reading Environment Is Crucial for Children's Reading Skills

Oct. 14, 2015 — Children that are seldom read to and whose parents read very little are at a disadvantage when they start school. Growing research indicates that there is a strong connection between a child's ... read more

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