Great Britain, like the United States, is in the middle of a major push to use student achievement data to improve instruction and school policy. And, like us, the implementation is still a bit hit or miss, in part because teachers find their classroom data more accurate and useful.
A new study of brain images of dyslexic students shows differences in students who are better able to compensate for their disability. The research holds promise for better targeted screening and interventions in the future.
The Senate has filled several longstanding holes in leadership at the Institute of Education Sciences and its advisory board.
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 ...