November 2018 Archives

Early results of a federal listening tour on teachers' research priorities highlight both urgent needs for new studies and better outreach on existing ones.

Most teachers and principals understand and dread the constant churn of promising school improvements that sputter out practice. A new report looks at how altering the way schools approach innovation may help changes more effective long term.

In a new follow-up to the landmark Abecedarian preschool study, researchers find adults who experienced high-quality early education are fairer in social situations.

Senior year transitions can be tough: finalizing credits, applying for colleges, considering jobs—and, if students are in the foster care system, it can mean becoming suddenly homeless and without family support. Here's how schools can keep the transition from derailing students' education.

Preschoolers should be active throughout the day to enhance growth and development, which older children and adolescents should do at least 60 minutes a day of various moderate-to-vigorous physical activity, according to broader, less rigid physical activity guidelines released this week by the Department of Health and Human Services.

School and district leaders may be overlooking small tweaks in their outreach that can yield huge increases in parent engagement and student achievement.

This blog post on sheltered English immersion included data from preliminary research that has not been publicly released and was therefore removed until it is completed and published. Here are other resources on the topic: Teaching English-Language Learners: What Does the Research Tell Us? Teaching America's English-Language Learners: A Special Report...

A new study suggests high background noise in schools can significantly distract some students during testing time.

A new study finds a typical student hunching under a backpack could put significantly more stress on their backs than the weight itself.

The Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness this morning launched a new tool to make evaluations of education programs more transparent for both researchers and education policymakers.

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