A new study comes as more high schools nationwide experiment with an array of school schedules, from late starts to four-day weeks and alternating block classes.
March 2018 Archives
New studies on autism offer insight into the parts of the brain associated with social challenges for students on the autism spectrum and how pervasive myths about the causes of autism could put children and their families at greater physical risk.
In fact, new research suggests adolescents can take take the opposite message from adults praising effort: that students just aren't "talented."
Principals and teachers often don't know when a student is being abused or neglected, but a new study suggests the effects can significantly hurt reading and math achievement in elementary school.
After nearly four years, the U.S. Education Department's research agency is at last on the verge of getting a new permanent director.
While education research programs across several agencies have faced cuts and consolidations this year, Congress is expected to approve an omnibus spending bill that rejects cuts in favor of some modest increases to federal education research and data.
While rates of juvenile arrests and incarceration are declining across the country, arrests have been rising for girls in Washington, D.C. A new study suggests policies that criminalize children's response to trauma are a cause, both in the District and nationwide.
Boys and girls are more likely to depict women as scientists today than 50 years ago, a new study finds. But as students progress through grades, their views of scientists mirror common stereotypes.
"It's a shift in perspective from a focus on the curriculum and individual teachers to focusing on the collective work of the school," says an author of a new longitudinal research analysis.
New data from ChildTrends shows some children shoulder greater challenges that may affect their school performance.
The full Senate still must approve the nomination for the agency, which hasn't had a permanent director since 2014.
After decades of sinking birth rates and improving longevity, the U.S. Census Bureau projects that by 2035, older Americans will outnumber children for the first time. That will leave more and more school districts financially dependent on communities with little or no direct connection to their students.
For teachers, administrators, and policymakers trying to figure out how to improve student learning under the Every Student Succeeds Act, understanding the good-enough evidence can be more important that finding the best silver bullet.
The effects of even high-quality preschool programs tend to fade over time, but extracurricular programs in early grades may help boost the benefits of early education after students start school, according to a new longitudinal study by the research firm MDRC.
The Society for Research in Educational Effectiveness' annual conference here last week highlighted new ways the United States is learning from the United Kingdom both in research development and use in education.