At the American Sociological Association convention this week, education sociologists debate whether to be more relevant or stay in the Ivory Tower.
A scholar points to studies showing that injecting a dose of positive psychology into school lessons can improve students' outlook on life, curb depression, and boost grades.
An independent, bipartisan panel offers advice for the Obama administration on how to keep from "politicizing" science in federal regulatory policy.
A blogger highlights a study that finds that students who are very religious tend to major in education and become more religious over time.
A new study finds that popular movies really do help students learn history—except when they're inaccurate.
A new policy brief suggests that districts might be able to avoid laying off teachers and boosting class sizes by cutting back teacher pay.
A new study explores whether students learn more from animated lessons on computers when they take practice tests afterward.
A new educational video uses traditional Indonesian song-and-dance techniques to teach schoolchildren what to do when an earthquake strikes.
A research review says teachers can take three specific steps to help minority students overcome feeling at risk of confirming to negative stereotypes.