The jury is still out on the early-education curriculum Tools of the Mind, but the program, which aims to improve young students' self control, has obviously caught the imagination of educators, and 2014 may bring a final ruling on its effectiveness.
December 2013 Archives
Early hearing skills may be a better predictor of elementary reading and spelling performance than other cognitive skills like working memory, finds a new study in Child Development.
It may be better to get anxious students excited about an upcoming test than to try to calm them down, a new series of studies suggests.
A federal job forecast predicts a rise in apprentice programs, but warns low pay, low-education jobs may become the majority of new jobs in the next decade.
Students may start to understand multidigit numbers through preschool vocabulary, finds a study in Child Development.
The Coalition for Evidence-Based Policy has launched a project to identify low-cost study methods for education.
A new analysis looks at the wide array of education research projects conducted across federal agencies, and argues for better coordination.
More than 85 research and education groups are scheduled to gather in Arlington, Va., tomorrow for a seminar on building education research partnerships.
The National Assessment Governing Board faced criticism of its proposals to reorganize background questions asked of students in the National Assessment of Educational Progress.
Americans of every state and stripe are having fewer children, et a new international study suggests the trend may only improve the U.S. economy if the country also better educates the children we do have.
Institute of Education Sciences Director John Q. Easton considers federal education research amid budget cuts, stalled legislative talks, and staffing changes.
This fall's negotiations over the reauthorization of the Education Sciences Reform Act, the federal law governing education research, have officially died.
A new University of Cincinnati study finds parents, peers, and school environment are more likely to predict a teenager's sleep habits than puberty alone.