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January 23, 2018

Does a Montessori Model Work in Public Schools? Ask South Carolina

South Carolina's push to bring the century-old Montessori model to public classrooms may be paying off in both student performance and creativity, according to a new longitudinal evaluation.

January 19, 2018

To Grandmother's Cam We Go: Do Video Chats Encourage Early Attention?

Even young children can show key attention skills during video calls, a new study finds.

November 22, 2017

U.S. Students Work Better in Teams, New PISA Test Finds

U.S. teenagers outperform their math, reading, and science skills when it comes to collaborative problems, a new study finds.

November 07, 2017

Global Test Shows Rising Understanding of Civic Responsibilities Beyond the U.S.

The 2016 International Civic and Citizenship Education Study shows students outside the United States have become more knowledgeable about democratic norms and responsibilities since 2009, and they increasingly consider care for the environment as a civic responsibility.

October 11, 2017

MacArthur 'Genius' Betsy Paluck Seeks to Boost Power of Positive Peer Pressure

2017 MacArthur Fellow explores how students' social relationships can boost or undermine schools' efforts to stop bullying.

September 20, 2017

Carol Dweck Wins $4 Million Prize for Research on 'Growth Mindsets'

The researcher plans to use the prize money to perfect curriculum materials for teachers who want to help their students develop a belief in their own ability to improve their learning.

August 29, 2017

High School Internship Boosts College-Going for Boys of Color, Study Finds

Mentoring young men of color with professional work experience can significantly boost their likelihood of graduating and going on to college, but the program is less effective for girls.

August 01, 2017

Are We Losing Play Without a 'Purpose'?

A new Gallup poll finds parents prefer structured play and sports over free play, and may feel the need to "fill up" their children's time.

July 12, 2017

Science Is a Team Sport; Showing Students That May Boost Interest in STEM

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.

June 20, 2017

How a Simple Writing Exercise in Middle School Led to Higher College Enrollment

What if one set of middle school writing exercises could help change disadvantaged students' likelihood of attending college?

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