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March 24, 2017

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March 24, 2017

Share of Women Researchers Grows With Their Research as Impactful as Men's

Mar. 16, 2017 — The share of women among researchers has increased between four and 11 percentage points between the periods 1996-2000 and 2011-2015 among 12 geographies. Across these geographies, women's ... read more

Racial, Ethnic, Gender Bias Occurs in Pathway from Teacher to Principal

Feb. 28, 2017 — Race and sex still matter when public school teachers seek to become principals, a new study has ... 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

Feb. 23, 2017 — As the number of English learners continues to grow across the nation, new research indicates these students are being treated differently depending on where they go to ... 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

Powerful Change: A Profile of Today's Solar Consumer

Feb. 7, 2017 — People with higher incomes and better education no longer dominate demand for the domestic solar market in Queensland with a new study revealing the highest uptake in solar PV systems comes from ... 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

Women, Minorities and Persons With Disabilities in Science and Engineering Report Released

Jan. 31, 2017 — The National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES) today announced the release of the 2017 Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering (WMPD) report, ... 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

Should Biomedical Graduate Schools Ignore the GRE?

Jan. 11, 2017 — The Graduate Record Exam (GRE), which is required for admission to graduate and doctorate programs across the country, is not the best indicator for predicting a student's success while pursuing ... read more

Astrophotography as a Gateway to Science

Dec. 22, 2016 — Non-science students enrolled in astrophotography classes reported a better understanding of how to use a telescope and camera and how to process images, according to a recently published paper about ... read more

Children Learn Early on That Scientists Are Men

Nov. 22, 2016 — When children were asked to draw a scientist, a bald, middle-aged man in a white coat was most often depicted. Why is that? A group of science communication researchers discovered that children ... read more

Nov. 17, 2016 — North Carolina’s investment in early child care and education programs resulted in higher test scores, less grade retention and fewer special education placements through fifth grade, research ... read more

Charter Schools Enroll More Girls, With Boys More Likely to Leave

Nov. 16, 2016 — Charter schools – particularly middle and high schools – enroll a larger share of girls than do traditional public schools, in part because boys are more likely to exit charter schools, finds a ... read more

Nov. 10, 2016 — A program that brings live fish into K-12 classrooms to teach the fundamentals of biology not only helps students learn, but improves their attitudes about science, a study ... read more

Being More Like Men Does Not Help Women in STEM Careers

Nov. 2, 2016 — Even when women were more like men 20 to 40 years ago, it didn’t help them get a job in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields, says one ... read more

Gender Gaps in Math Persist, With Teachers Underrating Girls' Math Skills

Oct. 27, 2016 — Beginning in early elementary school, boys outperform girls in math – especially among the highest achievers – continuing a troubling pattern found in the late 1990s, finds a new ... read more

School Environment Key to Retaining Teachers, Promoting Student Achievement

Oct. 26, 2016 — New research identifies four organizational and administrative factors that can decrease teacher turnover and lift student test scores in ... read more

Oct. 21, 2016 — What students in school learn from a model experiment depends on how similar the model substances look to the originals, a new study has ... read more

Oct. 13, 2016 — A new study is among the first to look at why women are more represented in some STEM fields than others. Their conclusion: a masculine culture is the most powerful ... read more

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