Study: Can Mobile Phone Bans Boost Test Scores?

All those teachers who collect mobile phones at the beginning of class may be onto something.


Cheating Scandal Drove Enrollment in Atlanta Charters, Study Finds

A cheating scandal in the Atlanta district disproportionately hurt black students and drove enrollment in charter schools, a new study finds.


AERA: Illinois High School Expands Access to High-Level Academics

An initiative aimed at opening up honors classes to a wider range of students is beginning to show some signs of success, according to an evaluation presented at this month's AERA conference.


Coalition for Evidence-Based Policy Joins Arnold Foundation

The Foundation is expected to continue the coalition's support of research on the effectiveness of education policy.


Child Mental Health Affects World 'Happiness' Ratings

Americans are pretty happy, in comparison with the rest of the world, but a new international report suggests the United States needs to do more to support child mental health.


High Tax Rates Blunt Efforts to Use Marijuana Revenue for Schools

Recreational marijuana tax revenues have failed to generate as much revenue as promised for Colorado schools, a new analysis finds.


AERA: Which Words Do Students Need Most to Succeed?

A new research initiative aims to find the most critical vocabulary needed for reading, mathematics, science, and social studies.


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.


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