Call it DIY differentiated learning: A new study at the University of Texas at Austin suggests students are more invested and learn more when they get a say in class assignments. Erika A. Patall, an assistant professor of educational psychology at the University of Texas at Austin and lead author of the study, randomly assigned 207 high school students in 14 urban science, social studies, psychology and other classrooms to one of two lesson plans for a regular content unit. In one group, students were assigned one of two homework assignments that were in different modes but covered "essentially identical ...


A study suggests that an additional year of schooling may curb rates of obesity among teenage girls.


A new University of Iowa study published in this month's Psychological Science found that toddlers who play with similar but distinct objects learn words faster than students who play only with similar objects.


A new 25-year longitudinal study of America's top-performing students suggests students who from early and strong "doses" of both STEM courses and enrichment to become advanced scientists as adults.


A new randomized control trial in Mississippi has found a kindergarten literacy program can boost disadvantaged students' vocabulary in kindergarten by as much as an extra month of school.


High-achieving schools can exacerbate the social cost to high-achieving students of color, according to a new study.


Clarification: An earlier version of this post said that Hall announced her resignation; she announced that she will leave at the end of her current contract. The Senate has been dithering since June over whether or not to confirm Beverly L. Hall's status as a member of the National Board for Education Sciences, the advisory group for the Education Department's research arm, and developments over the weekend may have complicated matters even further. As the Associated Press reported this morning, Hall announced over the weekend that she would step down as Atlanta's schools superintendent after her current contract expires in ...


Researchers and policymakers have urged parents for years to read to their young children, even infants, to help them develop better vocabulary and reading readiness. Now, a new study by the University of Chicago suggests parents should be talking to their toddlers about numbers, too.


New York City has set up cycles of reforms, research and renewal that could become the model for school systems nationwide, regardless of what people think of the specific initiatives of Children First.


The National Academy of Education previews of an upcoming report on how to improve the influence of research on policy.


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