A New York University study finds that the women who go into male-dominated science fields tend to be only the most high-achieving, but poor math and science grades and test scores don't deter young men by anywhere near as much.
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Teachers cover significantly less algebra or advanced content in algebra classes in schools with mostly black students than schools with mostly white or Latino students.
May 07, 2020
What Young People Don't Know About Money Could Hurt Them in This Economic Crash. How Schools Can Help
The latest Program for International Student Assessment results paint a lackluster picture of U.S. students' financial skills going into the worst economic crisis in years. But they also highlight ways schools could help.
April 21, 2020
Harvard economist and equity researcher Raj Chetty believes updating the organization and instruction of classic economics courses can improve students' understanding and engagement, particularly so for women and students of color.
February 10, 2020
Preschool-age children who frequently play number-related games at home show better math skills and growth by the end of kindergarten, finds a new study in the journal Child Development.
December 19, 2019
New research suggests anxiety can make students avoid engaging in math, even when they could gain big rewards from doing so. But a separate study also offers a simple way teachers can help math-anxious students build confidence.
November 12, 2019
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.
October 24, 2019
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.
October 10, 2019
After a successful pilot, a professional development program is looking to expand its lesson-study approach to rural teachers.
May 29, 2019
Researchers are using art installations at bus stops to spur impromptu science and math lessons for students and parents.