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July 27, 2016

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July 27, 2016

Report Identifies Ways to Boost Children's Quality of Life Through Outdoor Learning

July 10, 2016 — Outdoor learning can have a significant and positive impact on children's quality of life but needs to be introduced more formally into the school curriculum in order for its potential benefits ... read more

Need Skills? Corporate Volunteering Programs Not Always Best Place to Acquire Them

June 30, 2016 — Corporate volunteering programs are widely credited by business leaders and volunteers for giving participants valuable work-related skills. A new study suggests there is some truth to these claims, ... read more

Blue-Collar Training in High School Leaves Women Behind

June 29, 2016 — What's the best way to prepare high schoolers for jobs in the 21st century? Education leaders and the general public have been debating this question with more heat in recent years, clashing ... read more

June 15, 2016 — Although math skills are considered notoriously hard to improve, researchers boosted kindergarteners’ arithmetic performance simply by exercising their intuitive number sense with a quick computer ... read more

Flipped Classrooms Turning STEM Education Upside Down

June 7, 2016 — Given the difficult-to-digest subject matter in many STEM classrooms, educators have customarily relied on traditional lecture-based educational methods where they spend class time walking through ... read more

Preschool Academic Skills Improve Only When Instruction Is Good to Excellent

June 7, 2016 — As the overall quality of instruction in preschool classrooms increases, children experience better outcomes across a range of skills, but the needle only moves on language and reading skills when ... read more

Interracial Friendships Decrease Over Time in Elementary and Middle School

June 6, 2016 — As elementary and middle school students progress in school, they are less likely to have friends of a different race, even from the beginning to the end of a single school year, finds a ... read more

June 2, 2016 — Male students in undergraduate introductory biology courses are outperforming females at test time, but it may be due to how exams are designed rather than academic ability, suggests new research. In ... read more

Perceived Values of Education from Young People's Perspectives

June 1, 2016 — Studies of young people’s perceived values of learning has resulted in a theoretical framework that can form the basis for further discussions and means to develop and understand ... read more

May 31, 2016 — Children from age 4 can become robot programmers rather than waiting for the higher years in schooling, says an education ... read more

Could Sing-a-Long Science Be the Key to Straight A’s?

May 26, 2016 — Does “edutainment” such as content-rich music videos have any place in the rapidly changing landscape of science education?  A new study indicates that students can indeed learn serious science ... read more

Foreign Language Teachers Facing a Confidence Conundrum

May 18, 2016 — Foreign language teachers play a pivotal role in creating global citizens, but some teachers lack confidence in their ability to speak in their nonnative tongue, which could undermine the quality of ... read more

Financial Status Affects Success of Students With Learning Disabilities

May 17, 2016 — Only one third of undergraduates from 11 universities who reported having a learning disability were receiving accommodations, a new study has ... read more

First Graders Can Analyze Stories Like Experts

May 12, 2016 — With a little help, six-year-olds can read texts in the same way as adult literary ... read more

Autism Report Calls for 'Agile' Response in Classrooms

May 11, 2016 — A report investigating the educational needs of students with autism has identified social and emotional needs as the top priority to ensure success at ... read more

Black Students More Likely to Be Identified as Gifted If Teachers Are Black

May 10, 2016 — African-American children are three times as likely to be placed in gifted-education programs if they have a black teacher rather than a white teacher, according to ... read more

Apr. 27, 2016 — Imagine a teaching tool so effective that students look forward to using it in class and continue to seek out new information with it after the school day ends. New research offers powerful evidence ... read more

Families With Kids Increasingly Live Near Families Just Like Them

Apr. 27, 2016 — Neighborhoods are becoming less diverse and more segregated by income -- but only among families with children, a new study has ... read more

Providing Children With Tablets Loaded With Literacy Apps Yields Positive Results

Apr. 26, 2016 — Researchers have been conducting a study to determine whether tablet computers loaded with literacy applications could improve the reading preparedness of young children living in economically ... read more

Does Learning Improve When Every Student Gets a Laptop?

Apr. 26, 2016 — Schools that provide each student with a laptop computer, as well as the appropriate support for both students and teachers, see significant improvement in academic achievement, a new paper ... read more

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