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April 26, 2015

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April 26, 2015

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

College Rankings Go Under the Microscope

Apr. 18, 2015 — While parents, students and admissions officials annually comb through college and university rankings, education researchers have largely ignored the controversial yet influential listings. ... 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

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

Faculty in Doctoral Programs More Responsive to White Male Prospective Students, Research Finds

Apr. 16, 2015 — Faced with requests to meet with potential doctoral students of easily identifiable gender, race or ethnicity, faculty in almost every academic discipline are significantly more responsive to white ... 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

Teams With a Critical Mass of Women Lets Them 'Lean In' and Aim for Science Careers

Apr. 6, 2015 — For years, educators and have sounded an alarm about the fact that fewer girls and women enter STEM fields than their male peers, and more girls and women leave. Now a team reports one promising ... read more

One-Third of College STEM Majors Switch Fields by Graduation

Apr. 2, 2015 — About a quarter of high performing students who began pursuing a bachelor's degree between 2003 and 2009 declared a science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) major; however, nearly a third ... read more

Bullying by Students With Disabilities Reduced by Social-Emotional Learning

Mar. 31, 2015 — Peer victimization -- bullying -- declined 20 percent among students with disabilities who participated in Second Step social-emotional learning curricula, authors of a new study report. More than ... read more

Boys Plagiarize More Than Girls at School

Mar. 26, 2015 — The phenomenon of academic plagiarism among secondary school students has been the focus of recent study that confirms that this practice is widespread in secondary education, especially among the ... read more

Will You Ever Pay Off Your Student Loan?

Mar. 25, 2015 — Would-be participants of higher education must be given full and transparent advice before they accumulate debts as students that follow them into the workplace, according to a new ... read more

Social Media Training Works Best for Student-Athletes, Study Shows

Mar. 17, 2015 — Placing less reliance on monitoring software and modifying new media training to align with student-athletes' habits and input will promote more positive and responsible usage on social ... read more

Is US Immigration Policy 'STEMming' Innovation?

Mar. 11, 2015 — Foreign-born graduate students in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) disciplines who wish to pursue a career in industry or NGOs are much more likely to stay in the US than those who ... read more

Seven Strategies to Advance Women in Science

Mar. 5, 2015 — The Initiative on Women in Science and Engineering Working Group, a collection of more than 30 academic and business leaders, present seven strategies to advance women in science, engineering, and ... read more

Teacher Candidates Lack a Clear Understanding of edTPA, Study Shows

Mar. 2, 2015 — The edTPA process in 2014 posed challenges for many teacher candidates in New York and Washington—the first two states to require successful edTPA completion for teacher certification. According to ... read more

New Assessment Tool Can Predict Successful Teachers

Mar. 2, 2015 — A new video assessment tool that can inform teacher selection and hiring has implications for education reform, a new study concludes. The researchers say there is a growing focus as part of ... read more

Republicans Trust Science -- Except When It Comes to Health Insurance and Gay Adoption

Mar. 2, 2015 — A new study finds that while Democrats are generally more 'pro-science' than other political groups, Republicans are also inclined to defer to science across a range of policy issues. In ... read more

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