Blue-Spectrum Light May Boost Classroom Cognition, Study Says

A German study finds boosting artificial sunlight in morning classes may help students concentrate.


School Stimulant Use as 'Socioeconomic Advantage'? Study Suggests It Could Be.

Wealthier kids are more likely to use stimulants in response to academic pressures, according to a new study.


Virginia Researchers Still Working to Get Inside Kids' Heads

But young children still wriggle too much for clear brain scans on a widespread basis.


AERA Launches Online Journal to Fill Holes in Education Research

A new open-access journal is intended to respond to gaps in the publishing of education research.


Even the Youngest Children Learn From Adult Arguments, Study Finds

Even young children watch what adults argue about, and it changes their behavior, a new study finds.


Does a Teacher's ELL Specialty Trump Overall Value-Added Effectiveness?

If you are trying to improve math and reading for English-language learners, look for great teachers overall, not just ELL teachers.


Report: It's One Thing to Pass Charter Laws, Another to Build 'Healthy' Systems

A new report by the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools finds states' charter laws and implementation don't always align well.


Census Tidbits: More High School Sophomores, Fewer College Freshmen

U.S. Census data shows nearly 1 million fewer high school graduates enrolled in college in 2013 than in 2011.


Black Women More Interested In STEM Majors Than White Women, Study Shows

A new study found that black women and men are less likely to think of STEM fields as more masculine, and black women are more interested in pursuing STEM majors.


So, What Exactly Would Change in Federal Education Research Under the Senate Bill?

Reauthorization seems unlikely to mean a major overhaul for the Institute of Education Sciences.


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