March 2015 Archives

Homework improves students' math and science performance, up to a point. But many students may go over that point, a new study finds.


An unusual series of experiments with robots and toddlers suggests our posture can play a role in memory.


The former head of IES confirms he has been fired as director of the Brown Center on Education Policy at the Brookings Institute.


A new analysis peels back common wisdom about why boys may lag girls in reading achievement.


Leaders in New Orleans' charter school system face constant pressure to increase enrollment, though few are employing strategies that substantially improve their schools, a new study finds.


The funding agency releases a new plan to speed up public access to research.


Most urban charter schools are not "pushing out" students with special needs to improve scores, finds a new Stanford University study.


The youngest children understand the importance of a random sample in research.


Young children with depressed dads are more likely to fight, lie, and show anxiety, finds a new study.


Stanford University researchers explore ways to assess project and performance-based learning.


The biggest divide between poor and wealthy students is one of community connection, argues Harvard researcher Robert Putnam in a new book.


In its new evaluation, the research group MDRC suggests that Reading Partners could be a national model for schools looking for a low-cost way to boost students' reading skills.


Fifeteen-year-old girls are more likely than boys to meet baseline standards for reading, math and science, a new analysis finds, but among top performers, girls perform worse than boys do.


Researchers found that despite higher performance in reading and similar performance in science, 15-year-old girls around the globe are less confident in their scholastic abilities than boys.


Not really, suggests a new analysis of studies, which finds that, while better working memory, attention, and control are associated with higher academic achievement, so far there's no evidence that they cause it.


Researchers look back on nine years of booby prizes for problematic education research.


Teachers who showed bias against girls in early grades could affect the girls' later interest in science and math fields.


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