AERA: For Young Children, It's Not Just What You Teach, but Who You Are

A teacher's ethnicity may affect how well students learn self-control from her, finds a new study.


AERA: National Research Council to Probe What's Changed About How People Learn

The National Research Council announced plans to update a landmark study of learning science.


A Little Background Reading Before AERA 2015

Nearly 15,000 education research addicts are en route to Chicago this week for the annual American Educational Research Association conference.


New Grant Foundation Scholars to Study Education Access, Immigration

The William T. Grant Foundation's 2015 scholars launch new studies on issues related to education, family, and immigration.


Is It Safe? Young Teens Look to Older Kids, Not Adults, for Advice on Risky Situations

For young adolescents, peers' views on the risk of an activity can be more important than their own, a new study suggests.


Loading Homework Shows Diminishing Returns in Math and Science, Study Says

Homework improves students' math and science performance, up to a point. But many students may go over that point, a new study finds.


Body Posture May Help Learning, Study Finds

An unusual series of experiments with robots and toddlers suggests our posture can play a role in memory.


Updated: Brookings Institution Ousts Whitehurst as Head of Brown Center

The former head of IES confirms he has been fired as director of the Brown Center on Education Policy at the Brookings Institute.


What You Might Not Know About the Gender Gap in Reading

A new analysis peels back common wisdom about why boys may lag girls in reading achievement.


Study: How Do New Orleans' Schools Respond to Competition?

Leaders in New Orleans' charter school system face constant pressure to increase enrollment, though few are employing strategies that substantially improve their schools, a new study finds.


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