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May 24, 2017

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May 24, 2017

School Choice Policies May Impact Segregation and Diversity of Public Schools

May 23, 2017 — Despite decades of educational reform and legal efforts, many U.S. schools are experiencing increasing segregation, with 16 percent of public schools serving both minority and high poverty ... read more

March Participants Interested in Both Promoting, Defending Science

Apr. 20, 2017 — Encouraging science-based policies and defending science from political attacks are strong motivators for March for Science participants, according to a new survey. Fully 93 percent of respondents ... 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

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

Can Artificial Intelligence Detect Fake News?

Mar. 27, 2017 — An artificial intelligence course has been launched that includes two projects focused on using AI to detect and combat fake news ... 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

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

Talking to Children About STEM Fields Boosts Test Scores and Career Interest

Jan. 18, 2017 — Parents who talk with their high schoolers about the relevance of science and math can increase competency and career interest in the fields, a report ... 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

Dec. 16, 2016 — People who leave school without a school certificate are more than twice as likely to have a heart attack as those with a university degree, according to groundbreaking new research from the largest ... 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

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