A more nuanced approach to teaching genetics might do more than boost students' science know-how, new studies show; it could reduce racism.
The Institute of Education Sciences has proposed new research priorities.
Yidan Prize winner Larry Hedges wants to make complex statistical analyses more transparent for educators and policymakers.
Alan Krueger, a groundbreaking Princeton University economist, died earlier this week at age 58. While perhaps best known for his study of minimum wages, Krueger also provided critical empirical research on fundamental and often hotly-debated questions about class sizes, school choice, educational attainment, and resources in schools.
It's been years since the Institute of Education Sciences had formal research priorities approved or reported on its work to Congress, and lawmakers are getting impatient.
"School start time is not only about busing. ... It's about the life of parents. It's about the health of teenagers, and it's about equity in the system," notes an MIT researcher.
Climate researchers estimate the average temperature across the United States to warm by 5 degrees Fahrenheit by 2050, and a forthcoming study suggests more frequent and severe hot spells could chip away at student learning over time.
A forthcoming study finds that beginning middle schoolers benefit from two 15-minute writing exercises to boost their sense of social and academic belonging.
Principals who use certificates to encourage students to come to school may want to take a second look at their effects, warns a study previewed at the annual Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness meeting.
President Trump's proposed budget for fiscal 2020 would boost the Education Innovation and Research fund, but would cut back on education research in other areas across the federal government.