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May 14, 2015

Reading Fluency: Why Is It So Hard to Teach?

The leap from decoding to fluent reading for many students is huge.

May 12, 2015

Graduation Rates on Track, But Gaps Persist

A new report by GradNation reveals that although gaps persist, the nation is on track to reach an on-time high school graduation rate of 90 percent by 2020. The graduation rate reached an all-time high of 81.4 percent in 2013, the latest year data is available.

May 04, 2015

Study: Few STEM Educators View Next Generation Science Standards Negatively

A recent survey of 5,000 K-12 science, technology, engineering, and math teachers and supervisors found that 80 percent of respondents were familiar with the Next Generation Science Standards, and of those, 60 percent held a favorable view of them.

April 24, 2015

Study to Question the Value of Science Fairs

Is holding a middle school science fair a worthwhile endeavor? A team of science educators and researchers is hoping to find out.

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.

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