Racial and gender stereotypes may color teachers' perceptions of students' math abilities, even when they rate students' performance equally, finds a new study in the journal Educational Researcher.
On the heels of a troubling "report card" on reading and math skills among U.S. students, a global test of adult skills suggests older generations may echo those problems.
Boys and girls start out on the same biological footing when it comes to math, according to the first neuroimaging study of math gender differences in children.
"Over the past decade, there has been no progress in either mathematics or reading performance, and the lowest-performing students are doing worse," Peggy Carr, the associate commissioner of the National Center for Education Statistics, said of the latest national assessment results.
It generally takes until preschool age for children to understand that a word like "four" represents a set, but new research from Johns Hopkins University suggests infants understand the concept of counting years earlier.
After a successful pilot, a professional development program is looking to expand its lesson-study approach to rural teachers.
The Knowledge Is Power Program schools were created in 1994 to help more low-income and minority students get into college. A new study suggests the charter network's goal is being met.
More than 1 in 4 black and Native American students live in deeply impoverished communities, finds a new analysis by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, adding stress to schools serving them.
The hype around methods for boosting the brain's executive functions often outstrips the still-emerging research, but a new report offers ways education leaders can evaluate programs.
U.S. teachers and their students alike spend significantly more time at school than their peers internationally, according to the latest Education at a Glance compendium by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.