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June 26, 2020

Low-Achieving Boys Opt for STEM Careers More Than Most Girls Do

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.

June 11, 2020

In 8th Grade, Separate Algebra is Unequal Algebra for Black Students

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

Is It Time to Overhaul the 'Classic' Economics Course? This Researcher Thinks So.

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

Storytime, Meet Number Play: Early Math in the Home Matters for Later Skills

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

Anxiety Can Make Kids Avoid Math. Here's How They Can Talk Through the Fear

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' Brains the Same When It Comes to Math

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

Infants Recognize Counting Long Before They Can Say, '1, 2, 3'

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

Video-Based Teacher Collaboration Helps Teachers Find the 'Story of Science'

After a successful pilot, a professional development program is looking to expand its lesson-study approach to rural teachers.

May 29, 2019

Bus Stops May Be as Good a Place as Any for a STEM Lesson

Researchers are using art installations at bus stops to spur impromptu science and math lessons for students and parents.

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