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March 18, 2015

TED: What Young Children Teach Us About Being Scientists

The youngest children understand the importance of a random sample in research.

March 12, 2015

Computer Modeling May Provide Test for Project-Based Learning

Stanford University researchers explore ways to assess project and performance-based learning.

March 09, 2015

Fewer Girls at Top and Bottom of STEM Performance, OECD Finds

Fifeteen-year-old girls are more likely than boys to meet baseline standards for reading, math and science, a new analysis finds, but among top performers, girls perform worse than boys do.

March 04, 2015

Teacher Bias Can Hinder Girls' Later STEM Success

Teachers who showed bias against girls in early grades could affect the girls' later interest in science and math fields.

February 12, 2015

Girls Edging Out Boys in STEM Course-Taking, But Not Test Performance

The gender gap in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics may be starting to turn, according to new 2009 data from the National Center for Education Statistics.

February 09, 2015

Is Leaving Home for Boarding School Better for At-Risk Students? Yes and No.

Study suggests high-achieving, low-income students get a boost from boarding school but others, not so much.

December 16, 2014

First Summer Learning Project Study Shows Promise for Inner-City Students in Math

The first report from the RAND Corporation's experimental evaluation of summer programs suggests urban students benefited in mathematics, but not reading or social skills.

October 31, 2014

Census Considers Ditching Question About College Majors

Should the Census ask Americans about their college major?

September 24, 2014

Black Women More Interested In STEM Majors Than White Women, Study Shows

A new study found that black women and men are less likely to think of STEM fields as more masculine, and black women are more interested in pursuing STEM majors.

August 21, 2014

Brain Study Gives a Peek at Move From Problem-Solving to Fact-Finding in Math

Brain activity moves from the center of executive function to a region associated with memory as children become math proficient, finds a new study.

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