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December 24, 2013

Anxious Students? Amping Up May Be Better Than Calming Down, Study Finds

It may be better to get anxious students excited about an upcoming test than to try to calm them down, a new series of studies suggests.

December 23, 2013

Federal Labor Bureau Predicts Faster Growth in Apprentice-Based Jobs

A federal job forecast predicts a rise in apprentice programs, but warns low pay, low-education jobs may become the majority of new jobs in the next decade.

December 20, 2013

Children's Understanding of Number Value Starts Early, Study Finds

Students may start to understand multidigit numbers through preschool vocabulary, finds a study in Child Development.

November 11, 2013

Can We See Reading Comprehension in the Brain?

A new measure allows researchers to study how the brain comprehends a long and challenging text.

October 30, 2013

For Students of Color, the Risks of Exclusion Are High

A new analysis of federal civil rights data finds massive racial disparities across all so-called "exclusionary discipline" practices.

October 25, 2013

Changing Racial Dynamics May Be Undermining Desegregation Efforts

Civil Rights research Gary Orfield called for better approaches to race in education at the 10th annual Brown lecture in education research.

October 24, 2013

Study: Starting Older Immigrant ELLs in Lower Grades Helps Math Achievement

Grade placement for older immigrant English-learners can affect their long-term math performance, according to research conducted in Miami-Dade County.

October 17, 2013

Study Finds 'No Place to Get Away' From Deep Poverty in South, West Schools

Nearly half of all American public school students now live in poverty, and state supports have not kept pace with significant and rapidly rising majorities of poor students in their classrooms.

September 26, 2013

Educational Researcher Awarded MacArthur 'Genius' Grant

Research Angela Duckworth is named a MacArthur fellow for her "pioneering" work in educational research.

September 17, 2013

Expeditionary Learning Schools Boosted Reading, Math, Study Finds

Expeditionary Learning middle schools in Washington and New York City boosted students' reading and mathematics learning, finds a new study by Mathematica Policy Research.

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