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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

Social Media Interaction Tools Might Make Massive Open Online Courses Stickier

Apr. 27, 2016 — Developers of massive open online courses -- or MOOCs -- may want to take a page from Facebook to keep more students engaged and enrolled, according to ... 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

Race and Gender May Not Affect Employer Interest in Resumes

Apr. 26, 2016 — In 2004, research found that resumes submitted by people with distinctly sounding African-American names were less likely to get callbacks regarding the job. Now, new research finds no evidence of ... read more

Shifting Gaps in Educational Attainment Among Students of Different Incomes

Apr. 26, 2016 — A new study looks at income-based gaps in educational attainment. While the difference in high school graduation rates between high- and low-income students shrunk, inequality may have shifted to ... 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

Online HIV Prevention Resources Face Resistance from Black Female College Students

Apr. 25, 2016 — Black female college students were often unlikely to use online resources related to HIV prevention, due to the stigma associated with the disease and concerns that their social network would learn ... read more

Attending US Charter Schools May Lead to Higher Earnings in the Future

Apr. 25, 2016 — A new study suggests that charter school students are more likely to do well at college and earn significantly more than their counterparts at other schools. Using data from Florida, researchers ... read more

American Teacher Panel Surveys Teachers' Knowledge, Perceptions of State Standards

Apr. 18, 2016 — In June and October of 2015, investigators surveyed teachers on their understanding of state standards and what instructional materials are used in the classroom to teach the standards, as well as ... read more

Shot in the Dark: New Surveillance Tool Called Shotspotter Tracks and Records Incidents of Gunfire

Apr. 16, 2016 — When gunfire is heard and unreported, what does it reveal about the state of crime in America? One expert is determined to find out. She has been using data from new surveillance technology to ... read more

Rating the Teacher Education Rating Systems: New Study Finds Leading Programs Fall Short

Apr. 10, 2016 — A study of four leading systems used to evaluate teacher preparation programs finds the initiatives lack evidence-based approaches and 'thin' on the advancement of equity in the ... read more

Quality Time Rather Than Study Time Improves Teens' Educational Aspirations

Apr. 6, 2016 — Teenagers who spend quality time with their parents are more likely to want to further their studies, according to a study. Researchers found that adolescents who take part in cultural activities ... read more

Banned EU Pesticide Affects Learning of Honeybees but Not Bumblebees

Apr. 6, 2016 — A banned EU pesticide affects the learning of honeybees but not bumblebees, scientists have discovered. This has important implications for global regulatory assessments because they generally use ... read more

Engaging Patients, Public With Health Care Evidence

Apr. 4, 2016 — A national conversation about the evidence behind health care and health policy options is an 'ethical imperative,' but values conflicts are likely to arise. Scholars propose a way forward ... read more

Do Social Factors Affect Children’s Educational Achievements More Than Cognitive Ability?

Apr. 4, 2016 — It could be perceived that social status can be correlated with better life chances and educational achievements for children. But is it all about the social background and income of the parents, or ... read more

Study Raises Online Golf Tutorials to Above Par

Apr. 1, 2016 — The internet is overflowing with online tutorials dedicated to improving your game of golf and other motor skills. A new study has shown that straightforward changes to the way these tutorials are ... read more

Study On the Assessment of Students: Overcoming Bias in Decision Making

Apr. 1, 2016 — Even experienced teachers may be involuntarily affected by psychological bias related to pupils’ ethnicity. This could affect key decisions related to a child’s educational career. Researchers ... read more

Girls Benefit from Extra Lessons, but What About Boys?

Mar. 30, 2016 — Plans to extend the school day to increase achievement might not have the desired effect on all children, suggests the results of a study. The new article provides some evidence as to how differing ... read more

Mar. 30, 2016 — For each additional month of paid maternity leave offered in low- and middle-income countries, infant mortality is reduced by 13 percent, according to a new ... 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

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