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February 27, 2017

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February 27, 2017

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

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. 5, 2016 — More than 160,000 children were disciplined using corporal punishment in public schools in the United States in the 2013-2014 school year, according to data recently released by the U.S. Department ... read more

Do Race-Based Stressors Contribute to the Achievement Gap?

Sep. 28, 2016 — Schools, teacher quality and family income all play a large role in student success, but these factors do not fully explain the academic differences seen in the U.S. between whites and disadvantaged ... read more

Sociologists Examine Shift from 'No Child Left Behind' to 'Children Left Behind'

Sep. 27, 2016 — Sociologists look back to 2007 to understand how the No Child Left Behind Act acquired an alternative meaning: "NCLB means children left ... read more

Students in Bilingual Elementary School Programs Present Worse Academic Results, According to Study

Sep. 26, 2016 — Bilingual education programs, in which a substantial part of the teaching is done in a language different from the mother tongue and from the language of the students’ surroundings, have been fully ... read more

Sep. 19, 2016 — Teaching kids about drugs, alcohol and sex appears to be less controversial than ever before but parents want to see health education classes cover more ... read more

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