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May 22, 2015 — School disciplinary actions handed down to students at Utah public schools disproportionately impact American Indian children over all other ethnicities enrolled in the state's public education ... read more

Preparing Foster Kids for School Lessens Impact of Moves

May 19, 2015 — A new study clarifies the impact of school moves experienced by children in foster care but also points to how to limit the damage, say researchers. Foster children in the study were 3.28 times more ... read more

Boosting College and Career Readiness Among Black and Latino Male Students

May 21, 2015 — A new report on New York City's Expanded Success Initiative (ESI), which is designed to boost college and career readiness among Black and Latino male students, finds that the schools involved ... read more

Teacherbot: Can Robots Do It Better?

May 15, 2015 — Opinion is often divided over whether digital innovations within education are a value or a threat to ... read more

Measures of Students' 'Non-Cognitive' Skills for Teacher Evaluation, School Accountability, or Student Diagnosis

May 13, 2015 — Policymakers and practitioners have grown increasingly interested in measures of personal qualities other than cognitive ability--including self-control, grit, growth mindset, gratitude, purpose, ... read more

College Readiness Declines When School's Focus Is Improving Test Scores, Study Finds

May 12, 2015 — Standardized testing, school accountability measures negatively affect college readiness and learning at a Texas high school when teachers focus on improving mandated test ... read more

May 12, 2015 — Deaf education lecturers are using the Swivl robot in school classrooms in a UK first for teacher training. Swivl is a robotic turntable onto which is placed an iPad or other tablet. It is positioned ... read more

May 5, 2015 — America's best teachers rap their algebra lessons, use music to teach Kafka and find other ways to use their own creative interests to teach their students, finds a new study. Examining the ... read more

Does Academic Resilience Affect GCSE Exam Anxiety?

Apr. 22, 2015 — Pupils who worry about their exam performance are more likely to do badly than those who are less anxious, research shows. Further research results show that academic buoyancy protects pupils against ... read more

School Reform in Post-Katrina New Orleans Harmful to Black Community, Scholars Say

May 1, 2015 — By most media accounts, education reform in post-Katrina New Orleans is a success. Test scores and graduation rates are up, and students once trapped in failing schools have their choice of charter ... read more

Ethics Training for Future Doctors Needs Updating, Say Medical Educators

Apr. 24, 2015 — To accommodate 21st century ethical concerns and begin resolving discordant approaches to medical ethics training, scholars from leading medical schools across the United States have issued updated ... read more

Low Health Literacy Linked to Heart Failure Deaths After Hospitalization

Apr. 29, 2015 — Acute heart failure patients are more likely to die within two years of hospitalization if they have trouble understanding and using health information. Living with heart failure can be complex, so ... read more

Small High School Reform Boosts Districtwide Outcomes

Apr. 28, 2015 — Creating small high schools improves outcomes for students in the overall school district – both in new small schools and existing larger schools – according to a study of New York City ... read more

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

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

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

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