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March 26, 2015

Heavier Homework Load Linked to Lower Math, Science Performance, Study Says

The optimal amount of homework for 13-year-old students is about an hour a day, a study published earlier this month in the Journal of Educational Psychology suggests.

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.

March 04, 2015

Textbook-Navigation Tool Helps Teachers Locate Standards

Researcher William Schmidt has created a tool that helps teachers determine where exactly a particular standard is taught within a specific textbook.

February 12, 2015

Girls Earning More STEM Credits Than Boys in Key Courses

The gender gap in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics may be starting to turn, according to new 2009 data from the National Center for Education Statistics.

January 22, 2015

Arts Integration (With Celebrity Visitors) May Help School Turnaround, Study Finds

Low-performing schools that implemented an arts integration program over two years showed improved attendance, fewer suspensions, and substantial gains in academic achievement, according to a new report.

January 15, 2015

More People Report Having Taken Arts Classes, Survey Shows

Nearly 90 percent of arts education is funded by the government, according to a series of new reports from the National Endowment for the Arts.

December 17, 2014

Making Math Word Problems More Accessible

Students would be better off if algebra teachers began their lessons with word problems, according to a recent study. But that can pose challenges for students who struggle with language.

December 15, 2014

Arts Education Report: Opinions on 'Inspired Learning'

In case you missed it, a recently released package of opinion pieces looks at the many facets of K-12 arts education.

December 03, 2014

CEOs Say Employees Need STEM Training

About 60 percent of job openings require basic science, technology, engineering, and math literacy, and 42 percent require advanced STEM skills, according to a new survey of 126 chief executive officers.

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