Districtwide school choice programs can spread students to campuses far from where they live. A new study suggests school leaders should take a closer look at those commutes.
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February 13, 2019
February 07, 2019
A new study in the journal Psychological Science is the latest in a slew of experiments identifying small differences in a teacher's language that may improve motivation in science, particularly for students from traditionally underrepresented groups.
January 14, 2019
At one time or another, most students feel antsy going into a big test. A new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggests two ways teachers can help students thrive in spite of stress.
January 09, 2019
The highly polarizing 2016 Presidential campaign blitzed the swing state of Virginia. And in the year that followed, a new study in the journal Educational Researcher suggests school bullying problems likewise split along political lines.
January 02, 2019
In a new commentary, cognitive researchers call for educational app developers to focus on four areas where cognitive science could improve how apps support learning in the classroom.
December 04, 2018
Out-of-school family time around math may help children succeed even when their parents dread the subject, according to a new study in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: General.
November 21, 2018
In a new follow-up to the landmark Abecedarian preschool study, researchers find adults who experienced high-quality early education are fairer in social situations.
November 14, 2018
Senior year transitions can be tough: finalizing credits, applying for colleges, considering jobs—and, if students are in the foster care system, it can mean becoming suddenly homeless and without family support. Here's how schools can keep the transition from derailing students' education.
October 01, 2018
At the International Mind-Brain Education Conference, cognitive researcher Sarah Watamura argues for a new approach to educating students who have experienced trauma.
September 26, 2018
While young teen parents are on the decline, a new study finds more educational supports are needed for older teenagers and young adults with children.