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April 28, 2017

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April 28, 2017

Geeking out in the Golden Years

Apr. 20, 2017 — In the first known study of older adults learning computer programming, a cognitive scientist advocates coding skills for all ... read more

Bus-Taking Linked to Lower Kindergarten Absenteeism

Apr. 12, 2017 — Kindergarten students who take the school bus have fewer absent days over the school year and are less likely to be chronically absent than children who commute to school in any other way, according ... read more

Underachieving Boys, or Clever Girls?

Apr. 11, 2017 — Boys and girls perform differently at school, but researchers are uncertain whether this has to do with how they ... read more

Impacts of School Choice on Segregation

Mar. 28, 2017 — Diversity in schools is important for students' experiences and outcomes in schools and beyond, reducing prejudices and ensuring the likelihood of living and working in integrated environments ... read more

More Compulsory Math Lessons Do Not Encourage Women to Pursue STEM Careers

Mar. 28, 2017 — What is known as "curriculum intensification" is often used around the world to attract more university entrants -- and particularly more women -- to STEM subjects; that is to say, students ... read more

Asian-American Students Have Strong Academic Support

Mar. 24, 2017 — Despite having the strongest academic support from parents, teachers, and friends, second-generation Asian-American adolescents benefit much less from these supports than others, finds a ... read more

Age at Immigration Influences Occupational Skill Development

Mar. 23, 2017 — Future occupations of US immigrant children are influenced by how similar their native language is to English, according to a new ... read more

Food Insecurity in Early Childhood Linked to Young Children's Skills in Kindergarten

Mar. 21, 2017 — In the United States, estimates show that a substantial number of children under age 5 live in households that are food insecure. That means that they do not have food, or they lack sufficient ... read more

How to Get Kids to Use Salad Bars in Public Schools

Mar. 13, 2017 — Thanks to a national initiative, salad bars are showing up in public schools across the country. Now a researcher is trying to nail down how to get kids to eat from ... read more

Too Much TV Related to Drops in School Readiness, Especially Among Low-Income Children

Mar. 1, 2017 — Watching television for more than a couple of hours a day is linked to lower school readiness skills in kindergartners, particularly among children from low-income families, finds a new ... read more

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 More Likely to Succeed If Teachers Have Positive Perceptions of Parents

Feb. 21, 2017 — Researchers have found that teacher ratings of parental involvement early in a child's academic career can accurately predict the child's academic and social ... read more

Zero Tolerance Policies Unfairly Punish Black Girls

Feb. 16, 2017 — Black girls are disproportionately punished in American schools -- an 'overlooked crisis' that is populating the school-to-prison pipeline at rising rates, two education scholars argue in a ... 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

Working Memory as Key to Preventing Misdiagnoses, Overrepresentation of Minorities in Special Education

Feb. 14, 2017 — Researchers have found a link to growth in working memory and growth in English-language reading among young English-language learning students. The findings suggest better assessment and education ... read more

Feb. 8, 2017 — Children improve at math when instruction engages their own bodies, concludes a new study. The results also document that children require individualized learning ... read more

Harsh Parenting Predicts Low Educational Attainment Through Increasing Peer Problems

Feb. 8, 2017 — Children exposed to harsh parenting are at greater risk of having poor school outcomes, a new study of 1,482 students in Maryland has ... read more

Students Who Enjoy or Take Pride in Math Have Better Long-Term Math Achievement

Feb. 8, 2017 — A study of 3,425 German students from grades 5 through 9 has found that students who enjoyed and took pride in math had even better achievement than students with higher ... read more

One Year of High-Quality Early Education Improves Outcomes for Low-Income Infants, Toddlers

Feb. 8, 2017 — Infants and toddlers from low-income families who attended a high-quality center-based early education program did better in language and social skills after only one year than children who do not ... 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

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