AERA Lecturer Anderson: Voting Inequity, Education Gaps Go Hand in Hand

James D. Anderson, a top education-policy historian at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, calls for education and voting equity in the 2014 Brown v. Board of Education lecture in education research, sponsored by the American Educational Research Association.


What Do Teacher Pensions and Marshmallows for Kids Have in Common?

How are teacher pension decisions and toddler marshmallow-eating habits alike? Both may depend on trust.


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.


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