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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.

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.

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