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May 24, 2016

A Look at 4th and 5th Grade Students' Digital Literacy Skills

A survey of how 4th and 5th grade students read online finds that girls significantly outperform boys with digital skills such as searching for and communicating information.

April 29, 2016

Reactions to 12th Grade NAEP Declines? Mostly Tempered

When the scores for 4th and 8th grades were released in October, and showed declines as well, there was all sorts of chatter about where to place the blame. So far, the most recent 12th grade scores haven't caused the same kind of finger-pointing.

April 20, 2016

Having Math Class in the Morning Could Lead to Better Student Performance

A new research study has found that students perform better in math classes held in the morning than those held in the afternoon.

April 19, 2016

The Search for Common-Core Curricula: Where Are Teachers Finding Materials?

In common-core states, nearly all math and language arts teachers are at least somewhat reliant on materials they've developed or selected themselves, according to a new nationally representative survey.

March 25, 2016

How Did Science Teachers Address Ebola? And How Will They Respond to Zika?

A new study looks at how K-12 educators responded to the Ebola outbreak, and finds that most science teachers devoted some class time to the topic.

March 14, 2016

National Writing Project Shown to Benefit Teachers, Students

The results of a two-year study on the National Writing Project, a teacher professional-development program that's lost federal funding in recent years, show that it had a positive impact on both teachers and students.

February 25, 2016

Textbook Diversity May Be Increasing Under Common Core

Early findings from a new study show that California schools are using a wider range of unique textbooks than they were before the common core—in contrast to claims the standards would homogenize curriculum.

February 25, 2016

After Reading, Should Students Discuss the Text or Write About It?

Literacy expert Timothy Shanahan says the research is clear: Writing about a text benefits reading comprehension more than talking about it.

February 23, 2016

Science Achievement Gaps, Present in Early Years, Persist Over Time

Students' knowledge of science as they enter kindergarten is tied to science achievement in elementary and middle school, according to new research.

February 18, 2016

Teachers' Misconceptions About Climate Change May Hinder Their Instruction

Most science teachers have an "insufficient grasp of the science" behind climate change, and that may be hurting their teaching, according to a recent study.

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