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July 24, 2014

After 20-Year Hiatus, U.S. to Rejoin International Math and Science Test

American 12th graders didn't do so well back in 1995, but they'll get another shot next spring to prove their mastery of advanced physics and math.

July 23, 2014

What's the 'Opportunity Cost' of Doubling Down on Math?

Studies of the effects of "double dose" classes rarely take into account students' lost opportunity for electives.

July 16, 2014

Exit Exams Need Overhaul, Report Says

A report critiquing high school exit exams continues a series of recent studies looking at the unintended consequences of boosting graduation requirements.

July 11, 2014

Education Department Launches $3 Million Evaluation of Khan Academy

The U.S. Department of Education has launched a $3 million randomized control trial to gauge the effectiveness of Khan Academy, the now-ubiquitous online-learning site that popularized the "flipped classroom" model.

July 10, 2014

Happy Atoms and Math Games: New Ed Businesses Win Federal Seed Money

The U.S. Department of Education's research agency will help 15 new education entrepreneurs conduct research and development for interventions in science, language and other areas.

July 09, 2014

U.S. Teenagers Really Don't Know the Value of a Dollar, Global Test Shows

A majority of U.S. 15-year-olds can recognize a bill for services, but they struggle to understand most financial concepts, finds the first test of financial literacy in the Program of International Student Assessment.

June 27, 2014

How Can Teachers Leverage Student Peers?

A new research review finds potential benefits for students working with peers in tough classes.

June 26, 2014

Study: Music, Manipulatives Are Fun, But Basics Best for Struggling Math Students

'Fun' math activities may hinder first graders struggling in math, study suggests.

June 17, 2014

Education Researchers Wary as Senate Takes Up NSF Funding

Researchers worry the Senate spending bill for the National Science Foundation could include restrictions on social sciences.

June 01, 2014

Studies of STEM-Focused Schools Yield Mixed Results

Findings of three new studies suggest that some students may benefit from STEM-focused schools, but that, overall, they're not necessarily more effective.

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