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October 13, 2017

Does Test Prep Harm Teaching? Maybe Not as Much as We Think

Explicit test preparation is associated with small declines in the quality of lessons, but not consistently.

September 26, 2017

9th Grade GPA May Be the Most Important Predictor of High School Success. Here's How.

A study examining the trajectories of more than 187,000 Chicago freshmen finds that GPA is a strong predictor of later high school grades and college enrollment and persistence.

August 23, 2017

Stressed-Out AP Students Are Focus of New Curriculum

Researchers from the University of South Florida are testing a curriculum aimed at helping high-achieving high school students cope with the stress of taking advanced and college-level courses.

August 01, 2017

Can Early Lessons in Spatial Skills Build Future Scientists and Mathematicians?

A pilot program, supported by a $1.4 million federal grant and led by researchers from the Johns Hopkins Science of Learning Institute, aims to test whether lessons incorporated into a 3rd grade science curriculum can boost spatial skills.

June 21, 2017

Project-Based Learning's Next Project: Understanding When It Works

New research found that project-based learning can help improve students' academic achievement in low-income communities, but that success is not guaranteed.

May 24, 2017

Reading and the Mind: An Interview With Daniel Willingham

The cognitive psychologist's new book "is meant to leave the teacher with a useful cartoon model of what's happening in the mind when a skilled reader reads."

May 19, 2017

Quick-Hit Videos Highlight New Research in STEM Education

Researchers working on federally funded STEM education projects have created three-minute videos about their efforts, which are now being featured as part of a weeklong virtual event.

April 26, 2017

Study: Teachers Value Independent Reading But Lack Class Time for It

Nearly all teachers and principals believe students should have time for independent reading at school, yet only about a third of teachers set aside time each day for this, according to a recent survey.

April 22, 2017

Educators, Scientists Gather on National Mall to March for Science

Thousands of scientists, educators, researchers, and science-lovers gathered on the National Mall this morning to bring attention to the importance of STEM education and advocate for fact-based policy making.

April 04, 2017

Computer Science Degrees Hit New Peak

The number of students earning bachelor's degrees in computer science hit a new high recently—finally surpassing the previous peak in 2003.

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