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March 05, 2015

Math, Science Gender Gaps Wider Among High Achievers, Analysis Shows

Fifteen-year-old girls are more likely to be proficient in reading, mathematics, and science than their male peers, according to a new analysis. But among top-performing students, girls do worse than boys in math and science.

March 05, 2015

Study: Teacher Bias Affects Girls' Outcomes in STEM

A new study of Israeli students shows that teacher bias can influence girls' performance in STEM subjects and their decision to pursue further studies in the subject.

February 11, 2015

International Development Groups Recognize Tech-Based Literacy Efforts

Fourteen technology-based literacy programs from around the world were chosen to receive grants of up to $500,000 each, according to a recent announcement.

January 02, 2015

HarperCollins Pulls School Atlases That Omit Israel

Publisher HarperCollins has pulled from shelves an atlas with maps that failed to include the state of Israel.

December 30, 2014

International Perspective: An Arts Education Program in Cambodia

A group of Cambodians who received art therapy to recover from postwar trauma began an arts education program that now serves more than 800 students.

July 28, 2014

Real-Life Math and Teacher Training: Cures for 'Innumeracy'?

Americans are no good at math, but the common core will help only if teachers receive better professional development, according to a recent piece published in The New York Times.

July 21, 2014

U.S. Ranks Low for Innovation in Education

The U.S. ranked near the bottom in an exhaustive international comparison of educational innovation, but received high grades for use of assessments and parent engagement.

December 13, 2013

U.S. Girls Perform Evenly With Boys in Math and Science, PISA Data Show

In the United States, there was no statistical difference between boys' and girls' scores in either math or science on the 2012 PISA test.

December 06, 2013

Bringing Nelson Mandela's Legacy to the Classroom

How do you capture the life of a liberation leader, political prisoner, and president who helped end a nation's system of racial oppression? How do you convey his place in history for students?

December 03, 2013

Avoiding 'MalPISAnce': Caveats on International Test Rankings

The PISA results, released today, are both widely publicized and quite complicated. Here are some tips for understanding the data.

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