Black students lost ground in reading while their white, Asian, and Latino classmates improved in a district program to prevent them from slipping during the transition from elementary to middle school.
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April 22, 2015
April 20, 2015
Four pending studies presented at AERA offer surprising findings and a nuanced look at the use of iPads and e-readers with young children.
April 08, 2015
A study comparing the cognitive growth of 2-year-olds found that more Mexican-American children demonstrated slow growth compared to their white peers.
April 06, 2015
Four ed-tech companies brought in a combined $7.8 million of funding, for everything from a platform to track student academic data to an adaptive learning platform.
March 27, 2015
Children who attended North Carolina's state preschool program continued to make better-than-expected gains at the end of kindergarten, according to a recent study.
March 25, 2015
Teach For America teachers in pre-K though 2nd grade were better at teaching students to read than other teachers, says a study by the research firm Mathematica.
March 23, 2015
How much fathers talk to young children has a direct positive effect on their kindergarten performance, according to a study by researchers at the University of North Carolina.
March 20, 2015
Denmark's WriteReader, an app that enables children to create digital books as they learn how to read, will be expanding into the U.S. market.
March 17, 2015
Unless we grapple with the questions about proper use, potential outcomes and ethics regarding technology while students remain in our schools, the dangers inherent in the use of such powerful tools will graduate along with them.
March 09, 2015
Yesterday we observed International Women's Day and throughout March we celebrate Women's History Month. As such, this month's posts will showcase women who inspire me and I believe can inspire our students. First up is Axie Oh, Axie is an aspiring young adult writer who was recently named a finalist for the New Visions Award in recognition of her novel, The Amaterasu Project.