The Next Generation Science Standards call for more "computational thinking" in middle school science. Two pilot projects at the American Educational Research Association meeting look at why that's difficult, and ways to do it.
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When it comes to algebra, new research at the American Educational Research Association suggests you can't start too early.
March 27, 2019
A more nuanced approach to teaching genetics might do more than boost students' science know-how, new studies show; it could reduce racism.
February 07, 2019
A new study in the journal Psychological Science is the latest in a slew of experiments identifying small differences in a teacher's language that may improve motivation in science, particularly for students from traditionally underrepresented groups.
August 16, 2018
A teacher-training program uses video to engage teachers virtually in lesson-study sessions geared to improving their science classes.
April 29, 2018
Going forward, here are some of the issues researchers and education advocates will be exploring, as well as some of the problems cropping up in the recently released 2015-16 Civil Rights Data Collection.
March 20, 2018
Boys and girls are more likely to depict women as scientists today than 50 years ago, a new study finds. But as students progress through grades, their views of scientists mirror common stereotypes.
July 12, 2017
Students in China and India see science as a communal activity more than U.S. students do, and a new study suggests it boosts their interest in science careers.
May 17, 2017
The skills needed for technical careers have changed significantly, and education programs need to do more to support evolving technical education, according to a mammoth new report on career education by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.
February 01, 2017
They were slightly more likely than students without a disability to attend two-year rather than four-year colleges.