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September 29, 2016

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September 29, 2016

Feeling They Are Part of a Group Increased Preschoolers' Interest, Success in STEM

Sep. 7, 2016 — Preschoolers were more engaged and did better on STEM-related tasks when they felt they were part of a group, versus doing the tasks on their own, new research ... read more

Skills Gap for US Manufacturing Workers Mostly a Myth, Paper Says

Aug. 15, 2016 — Despite the outcry from employers over the dearth of job-ready workers, three-quarters of US manufacturing plants show no sign of hiring difficulties for job vacancies, says new ... read more

Kindergarteners' Mathematics Success Hinges on Preschool Skills

Aug. 4, 2016 — Researchers have discovered that preschoolers who better process words associated with numbers and understand the quantities associated with these words are more likely to have success with math when ... read more

Should First-Year College Students Assessed as Needing Remedial Math Take College-Level Quantitative Courses Instead?

June 24, 2016 — Policies placing first-year college students assessed as needing remedial math directly into college-level quantitative courses, with additional support, can increase student success, according to a ... 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 ... read more

Improving Math in Sixth Graders

June 14, 2016 — Sixth grade students with lower mathematical ability perform better on complex arithmetic problems if they write down their ... 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

May 5, 2016 — The relationship between handedness and mathematical abilities is controversial. Now researchers say that a link between handedness and mathematical skills exists, but is more complex than is ... 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

Girls More Anxious About Mathematics, STEM Subjects Compared to Boys

Apr. 21, 2016 — Women are underrepresented in some science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects and fields, global studies have shown. Even in countries with higher gender equality, sex ... read more

Preference for Dating Smarter Partners Negatively Affects Women's Attitudes Toward STEM

Apr. 1, 2016 — Women with a preference for more intelligent partners are less likely to show interest in male-dominated fields such as math and science, according to a newly published ... read more

Race Biases Teachers' Expectations for Students

Mar. 30, 2016 — When evaluating the same black student, white teachers expect significantly less academic success than black teachers, a new study concludes. This is especially true for black ... read more

New Study Reveals Visual Working Memory May Provide Clues to Autism's Social Struggles

Feb. 10, 2016 — Poor visual working memory can play an important role in the struggles experienced by autistic children, according to a new study. The aim of this study was to compare the working memory profiles of ... read more

Jan. 12, 2016 — Understanding fractions is a critical mathematical ability, and yet it's one that continues to confound a lot of people well into adulthood. New research finds evidence for an innate ratio ... read more

Impact of Social-Emotional Learning on Academic Achievement

Nov. 23, 2015 — Teaching social and emotional skills to inner-city students can contribute to their academic achievement, new evidence shows. The project involved all students enrolled in regular or bilingual ... read more

Study Shows Why Four-Year-Olds Don't Thrive in Head Start Classes

Nov. 10, 2015 — Most Head Start classrooms serve children of mixed ages and that hurts the academic growth of older children, a new national study ... read more

Nov. 4, 2015 — Experiencing math anxiety -- nervousness and discomfort in relation to math -- impairs math performance for some students, but new research shows that it's linked with improved performance for ... read more

Pupils Learn Poorly When Using Most Computer Programs

Oct. 26, 2015 —  “Most digital learning tools used in schools are unsatisfactory and only test the knowledge the pupils already have”, says Björn Sjödén, who has reviewed a large number of computer programs ... read more

Oct. 8, 2015 — Use of an iPad app that fosters parent-child interactions around math markedly increases children's math achievement across the school year, especially for children with parents who are ... read more

Frequent School Moves Hurt Low-Income Childrens' Math Scores

Oct. 8, 2015 — Low-income students who change schools frequently are at risk for lower math scores and have a harder time managing their behavior and attention in the classroom than similar students who stay in the ... read more

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