Schools need to address more than physical mobility to improve attendance among foster students, finds new research at the American Educational Research Association meeting.

The American Educational Research Association opens its annual conference Friday in Toronto.

British neuroscientists find early biological evidence that having a growth mindset in math can change how students mentally approach problems.

A more nuanced approach to teaching genetics might do more than boost students' science know-how, new studies show; it could reduce racism.

The Institute of Education Sciences has proposed new research priorities.

Yidan Prize winner Larry Hedges wants to make complex statistical analyses more transparent for educators and policymakers.

Alan Krueger, a groundbreaking Princeton University economist, died earlier this week at age 58. While perhaps best known for his study of minimum wages, Krueger also provided critical empirical research on fundamental and often hotly-debated questions about class sizes, school choice, educational attainment, and resources in schools.

It's been years since the Institute of Education Sciences had formal research priorities approved or reported on its work to Congress, and lawmakers are getting impatient.

"School start time is not only about busing. ... It's about the life of parents. It's about the health of teenagers, and it's about equity in the system," notes an MIT researcher.

Climate researchers estimate the average temperature across the United States to warm by 5 degrees Fahrenheit by 2050, and a forthcoming study suggests more frequent and severe hot spells could chip away at student learning over time.

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