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March 25, 2017

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March 25, 2017

Children and Youth Learning English Require Better Support for Academic Success

Feb. 28, 2017 — Despite their potential, many English learners (ELs) -- who account for more than 9 percent of K-12 enrollment in the US -- lag behind their English-speaking monolingual peers in educational ... read more

Students in Ohio's Online Charter Schools Perform Worse Than Peers in Traditional Schools

Feb. 16, 2017 — Despite dramatic growth in enrollment in online charter schools in Ohio, students are not achieving the same academic success as those in brick-and-mortar charter and public schools, finds a ... read more

Teachers May Be Cause of 'Obesity Penalty' on Girls' Grades

Feb. 7, 2017 — While obesity is often thought of as a health problem, a new study suggests that discrimination by body weight may be the more important factor for obese white female students' lower success in ... read more

Emoticons Help Gauge School Happiness Level in Young Children

Feb. 3, 2017 — The How I Feel About My School questionnaire is available to download for free. It uses emoticon-style faces with options of happy, ok or sad. It asks children to rate how they feel in seven ... read more

Millennial Generation's Learning Preferences in Medical Education Examined

Feb. 1, 2017 — The classroom can reflect its students' learning preferences, and a study demonstrates evidence of this in medical ... read more

School Bullying Linked to Lower Academic Achievement, Research Finds

Jan. 30, 2017 — A study that tracked hundreds of children from kindergarten through high school found that chronic or increasing levels of bullying were related to lower academic achievement, a dislike of school and ... read more

Study Links Teacher Training, Improved Student Writing Skills

Jan. 24, 2017 — A correlation between teacher professional development and improvements has been found in academic writing by English learners in grades ... read more

School Curricula Are a Reflection of Society's Expectations

Jan. 19, 2017 — In a pioneering project, researchers studied the development of school curricula in Switzerland’s three main language regions. This project clearly showed that ever since the Swiss school system ... read more

Talking to Children About STEM Fields Boosts Test Scores and Career Interest

Jan. 18, 2017 — Parents who talk with their high schoolers about the relevance of science and math can increase competency and career interest in the fields, a report ... read more

Children's Beliefs About Talent Influence Music Participation

Jan. 17, 2017 — Many adults who believe they can’t carry a tune likely formed those beliefs in elementary school, according to new research. ... read more

Large Scale Study Highlights Challenges Faced by Children With ASD in Early School Years

Jan. 13, 2017 — New research outlined in a report stems from one of the largest studies on young children with ASD as they transition into ... read more

Play, Cognitive Skills in Kindergarten Predict Extracurricular Activities in Middle School

Jan. 10, 2017 — Cognitive skills and experiences like classroom-based play in kindergarten lead to participation in extracurricular activities in 8th grade among children growing up in poverty, finds a new ... read more

Lecturing Likely Not Effective for Developing Problem-Solving Skills in Students

Dec. 14, 2016 — Traditional university lectures are likely not an effective way to help post-secondary students acquire problem-solving skills. In a recent study, researchers developed a testing system to measure ... read more

Helping Children Achieve More in School

Dec. 7, 2016 — Researchers show that secondary school children with normal intellectual ability but poor grades are also less effective in their learning strategies. This discovery guides teachers and parents on ... read more

Improving Child-Teacher Interactions Can Reduce Preschoolers' Stress Levels

Dec. 6, 2016 — A school-based intervention that promotes warm and caring interactions between a teacher and child can reduce the child's stress in the classroom, a new study has ... read more

Arts Programming May Help Lower Stress in Economically Disadvantaged Preschoolers

Dec. 6, 2016 — Participating in arts programs during preschool may help reduce the chronically high stress levels that children in poverty are more likely to experience, research ... read more

Children's Early Math Knowledge Related to Later Achievement

Dec. 6, 2016 — Low-income children's math knowledge in preschool was related to their later achievement -- but not all types of math knowledge were related equally, a new longitudinal study conducted in ... read more

Federal Report Recommends Teaching Self-Regulation in Schools

Dec. 6, 2016 — A new federal report recommends that schools emphasize building children's "self-regulation" skills in order to increase opportunities for student success in a number of ... read more

Parents Should Avoid Pressuring Young Children Over Grades

Nov. 30, 2016 — Parents shouldn't obsess over grades and extracurricular activities for young schoolchildren, especially if such ambitions come at the expense of social skills and kindness, researchers state in ... read more

Bullying Rates Remain Higher for Children With Disabilities, Even as They Mature

Nov. 28, 2016 — More than 22 percent of children ages 12-18 say they have been bullied in school within the last month; a significant portion of those children have disabilities. However, little research exists on ... read more

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